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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plover-like grallatorial birds, of the family Charadriidæ, having four toes, a long recurved occipital crest, lustrous plumage, and no spur on the wing; the true lapwings. It includes the well-known pewit or lapwing of Europe, V. cristatus, and a few similar species. See cuts under lapwing, plover (egg), and Pressirostres.
- n. Eurasian lapwings
“This species, which is endemic to marshes and moorlands located in the Ethiopian highlands, is very much like the northern lapwing, V. vanellus, found in Europe: it is a relatively tame, noisy bird with a swerving flight that feeds on the ground, making short runs and sudden stops.”
“This coincides with the recent northern expansion of other wet-grassland waders, such as the common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) in the Bolshemelzkaya tundra , the black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), and the northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) in northern Russia concomitant with a northward expansion of agriculture including sown meadows .”
“Birds: Climatic change explains much of the 20th century advance in laying date of Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus in The Netherlands: Both, Piersma & Roodbergen: Ardea 93”
“Pluvials apricaria) and Northern Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus”
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