Lapwing

Northern Lapwing

Northern Lapwing (Enlarge)

Photographed in the Northumberland moors, UK, in June 2008.

The northern lapwing (Vanellus vanillas), also known as the peewit or green plover, is a common plover in temperate Eurasia. It winters in north Africa, India, Pakistan and China. It likes to feed nocturnally on moonlit nights.