Northern lapwing watercolor

dw00171 Nothern lapving (Vibe) Watercolor of the national bird of Ireland, the endangered large wader called both Northern lapwing. Also called Pewit and Green plover ( Vanellus vanellus )

Painting of the Northern lapwing

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

In the Netherlands the eggs of the Northern lapwing was collected in the old days, and it was tradition to see who could find the first eggs.

But in the last fifty years the Northern lapwing has become much more endangered, and the birds are now absent or rare on much of their former range. Collecting the eggs are now illegal in all of the EU, and also very damaging for the last of the remaining Northern Lapwing population

The lapwing is a ground nesting bird, often in farmed fields and the intensive farming that are now widespread reduce the habitat of the Northern Lapwing even more

Watercolour illustration of Northern lapwing bird ( Pewit ) Vibe. Painting by Frits Ahlefeldt
Northern Lapwing bird Watercolor – Also called Pewit, Tuit and Green plover ( Vanellus vanellus – Vibe )

Link Wikipedia: Northern lapwing

Keywords: watercolor, watercolour, birds, fowl, wildlife, animals, birding, fugle, biodiversitet, akvarel

Watercolors of birds series – Watercolor painting by Frits Ahlefeldt.

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