Lapwings- Western Isles Bird Sightings
The Lapwing from a distance appears black and white below, but closer observation reveals the upperparts as a beautiful iridescent dark green and purple.
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Lapwings - Isle of Lewis and Harris Bird Sightings
Lapwings have a long crest, black and white pattern and the very broad, bluntly rounded shape of its wings. From a distance lapwings look black and white but, up-close, the back has an iridescent green and purple sheen.It is mainly black and white, but the back is tinted green.