Tag: Northern Lapwing

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Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 10 abstract In Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus female-female aggression is common in polygynous ma-tings (Liker & Szekely 1997, G. B. Gr0nst0limpubi.), and leads to discrete female territorieswithin the territories of polygynous males (J. E. Hafs-mo unpubl.). Female territories are maintainedthroughout the chick-rearing period Byrkjedal, I. et al., Ornis Fenn. […]

Predation on Northe rn Lapwing Vanellus vanellus nests : the effect of population density and spatial distribution of nests.

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 3 abstract The effects of population density, nest pattern , size of nest aggregations and position of nests within aggregations on preda ti on rates were an alysed in two Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus populations in agricultural l andscape in South Bohemia, Czech Republic, 1988-98 . Two sites ( […]

Conservation management of Lapwing Vanellus vanellus on lowland arable farmland in the UK

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 7 abstract Lapwing Vanellus vanellus is known to be declining throughout much of its UK breeding range. The ecological requirements of the species are well known and a variety of mechanisms exist which can be implemented to help recovery. Arable options within agri-environment schemes can be used to provide […]


Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 13 abstract The responses of three species of lapwings (Charadriidae: Vanellus spp.) to various potential predators and physically similar non-predators were recorded in the field in Kenya and Venezuela to determine how responses varied with stimulus and context of encounter JEFFREY R. WALTERS, Wilson Bull., 102(l), 1990, pp. 49-70 […]

Components of fitness in Lapwings Vanellus vanellus and Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa during the breeding season: Do female body mass and egg size matter?

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 5 abstract Body mass of incubating females, their egg sizes, hatching success, hatchling masses and brood survival were recorded for individually colour-marked Lapwings Vanellus vanellus and Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa breeding on meadows in Kiskunsag National Park, 50 km south of Budapest, Hungary. We found no relationships between egg […]

Nest defence by Lapwings : observations on natural behaviour and an experiment.

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 2 abstract Lapwings Vanellus vanellus are ground-nesting waders and they protect their nests by aggressively attacking predators near their nests . We investigated the response of parents to natural predators and a dummy Hooded Crow Corvus [corone] cornix during the incubation period. First, we investigated whether the presumed value […]

Mating pattern and mate choice in the Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 12 abstract We investigated the mating behaviour of Lapwings in a Hungarian grassland between 1992and 1994. 80% of males were monogamous and 20% were polygynous (n=59 males).Polygynous males acquired two females (primary, secondary) that laid one clutch each on themales’ territory. A. Liker and T. Szekely, Ornis Hungarica 8-9: […]

aerobatic components in the song-flight display of male Lapwings Vanellus vanellus as cues in female choice.

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 4 abstract The song-flight of male Lapwings was studied on a farmland area in western Norway in a population with a high incidence of polygyny. On the basis of video recordings individual performance of song-flight display was scored and correlated against attractiveness. The males were rated by their performance […]

Do northern lapwings Vanellus vanellus and little ringed ploversCharadrius dubius rely on egg crypsis during incubation?

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 11 abstract We studied the possible role of clutch crypsis in antipredator behaviour in tworelated species of ground-nesting waders with camouflaged eggs, the northern lapwing (Vanellusvanellus) and the little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius). We examined whether this behaviourappears regularly in both species and tested the difference in the use […]