Bird Collection: Lapwing

This Lapwing is part of our Science Department Collection.

Scientific name: Vanellus vanellus

Also known as the peewit in imitation of its display calls, its proper name describes its wavering flight. Its black and white appearance and round-winged shape in flight make it distinctive, even without its splendid crest.
This familiar farmland bird has suffered significant declines recently and is now a Red List species.