Masked Lapwing

The masked lapwing is a long-legged shorebird that spends most of its time raking the ground with its feet to unearth insects and worms to eat. The lapwing aggressively defends its nest during breeding season, dive bombing intruders or acting as if it has a broken wing to lure intruders away.

Fact File

lengthLength: Up to 1.2 ft
weightWeight: Up to 13 oz
habitatHabitat: Wetlands and grasslands
dietDiet: Worms and insects