The diet of Lapwing Vanellus vanellus chicks on Scottish farmland

Authors


  • *Chief Scientist Directorate, Nature Conservancy Council, 12 Hope Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Abstract

The feeding ecology of Lapwing chicks was studied in two agricultural study areas in central Scotland. Chicks probably fed opportunistically rather than selectively and their diet was varied but comprised mainly Coleoptera, leatherjackets (Tipulidae) and earthworms.

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