Birds of Shore and Sea #3

Lapwing or Vanellus vanellus (2011)

Watercolour on paper, 210 × 297mm.

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 an Red List species.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/l/lapwing/index.aspx

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