Plovers (Charadriidae)

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) - HBW 3, p. 411

French: Vanneau huppé German: Kiebitz Spanish: Avefría Europea
Other common names: Eurasian Lapwing, Peewit, Green Plover

Taxonomy: Tringa Vanellus Linnaeus, 1758, Europe, Africa; restricted to Sweden.
In past, genus Vanellus commonly considered to contain present species only. Monotypic.

Distribution: Europe, C Turkey and NW Iran through W Russia and Kazakhstan to S & E Siberia, Mongolia and N China. Winters from W Europe, E Atlantic islands and N Africa through Mediterranean, Middle East and Iraq across N India to SE China and S Japan.