This species is uncommon. It inhabits wet grasslands and marshes. It is migratory, breeding in Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, and Mongolia during April-July solitarily and wintering in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Algeria, Egypt, India, China, Japan and Republic of Korea in large groups (BirdLife International 2017).
According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population estimate is unknown. The threats to its persistence come from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and pollution (BirdLife International 2017).
BirdLife International 2017. Vanellus vanellus (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22693949A111044786.
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Vanellus vanellus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Northern Lapwing. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/961/Vanellus-vanellus
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