Lapwing Lapwing

Masked Lapwing

Lapwings are a family of birds known for their slow and irregular wingbeats while in flight. The masked lapwing in native to Australia and parts of New Zealand and New Guinea. It has a distinctive call and spends most of its time on the ground searching for food.

FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME Vanellus miles
WHERE IN THE WILD?
Australia and parts of New Zealand and New Guinea
WHAT'S ON THE MENU?
Insects and worms
LIFE EXPECTANCY
15-20 years
Things to Know
Location
Wild Adventures