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The Lapwing

The Lapwing is a meadow bird. A meadow bird is a bird species that settles in the above-mentioned wet grassland, breeds on the ground and raises their young there.

Detail: Lapwing meadow

Lapwing presence in Hesse has fallen by 95%

As a result of the fact that their traditional habitat is frequently destroyed or reduced considerably in size, the Lapwing presence in Hesse has fallen by 95%. Earlier there were over 2000 breeding pairs, today just 150 Lapwing pairs breed here.

Open view for meadow-breeders

Meadow-breeding bird species require an open, manageable landscape in order to be able to spot enemies quickly. In their hunt for food they rely on wells that are full of water, ponds and the flat edges of ditches.

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