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A Lapwing nests among the grass
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Lapwing nests among the grass
Image notes: Taken in Mid-Yell, in April
Species in Image: Lapwing
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00757

General details:  
Common Name Lapwing
Latin Name Vanellus vanellus
Shetland Name Peewit
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Charadriidae
Common Family Name Plovers
Description Widespread breeding bird, flocks seen in winter months. Lapwings prefer sheep pasture for nesting building shallow nest lined with grasses, the eggs are well camouflaged with dark spots & blotches.
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