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Northern lapwing images

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The northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) belongs to the family Charadriidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Northern lapwing taxonomy

The family Charadriidae is divided into two subfamilies Vanellinae and Charadriinae comprising nearly 64 species. These are small to medium-sized birds with compact bodies. They have short thick necks. They may have rounded or pointed wings.

These birds have straight and short bills, except for the wrybill, which has an an asymmetrically-turned (bent sideways) bill. They usually have short legs with short toes. Most of the species under family Charadriidae have short tails.

These birds are mostly monogamous. They lay 2-4 eggs on shallow scrape on the ground. The eggs are incubated for 21–30 days. Both the parents take part in incubating the eggs. The chicks are precocial and follow the parents for foraging.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Vanellus vanellus
Species:V. vanellus

Vanellus vanellus
1.Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus
Image by Alpsdake

Vanellus vanellus
2.Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus
Image by Alpsdake

Vanellus vanellus
3.Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus
Image by Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.net

Vanellus vanellus
4.Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus
Image by Stefan Berndtsson

Vanellus vanellus
5.Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus
Image by Stefan Berndtsson

Vanellus vanellus
6.Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus
Image by Fschrag

Vanellus vanellus
7.Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus
Image by MonedulaWiki

Vanellus vanellus
8.Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus
Image by Siggi58

Vanellus vanellus
9.Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus chick
by Arjan Haverkamp

Vanellus vanellus
10.Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus egg
by Didier Descouens


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1.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_vanellus_005_walking.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
2.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_vanellus_001.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
3.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Northern-Lapwing-Vanellus-vanellus.jpg (cropped)
Author: Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.net | License: CC BY-SA 2.5
4.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sbern/13333061455/ (cropped)
Author: Stefan Berndtsson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/27/17
5.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sbern/27748979441/ (cropped)
Author: Stefan Berndtsson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/27/17
6.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kiebitz1.JPG (cropped)
Author: Fschrag | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
7.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_vanellus_-_Northern_Lapwing.jpg (cropped)
Author: MonedulaWiki | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
8.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kiebitz_NSG_Steinhorster_Becken.jpg (cropped)
Author: Siggi58 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
9.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_vanellus_-Rotterdam_Zoo,_Netherlands_-chick-8a.jpg (cropped)
Author: Arjan Haverkamp | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/27/17
10.Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_vanellus_MHNT.jpg (cropped)
Author: Didier Descouens | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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