Called Lapwing because of its undulating flight and also known as Peewit in imitation of its call, the Lapwing, usually found in flocks, has a beautiful green petrol colour and sheen in sunlight.
Like a large, crested plover, it is also called the Northern Lapwing to distinguish it from southern species and is native to temperate Eurasia.
Lapwings usually form flocks, often including other birds
(here with black-headed gulls).
Walking on water: the male has a longer crest than the female.
(F)Lapwings in flight (above)