On 28th May 2010 Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS photographed the Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus atronuchalis) in flight (below left) in Ipoh, in the Malayasian state of Perak.The enlarged image on the right shows part of the right wing with the primary flight feathers numbered P1-10 and the a portion of the secondaries numbered S1-6. A few seconds later once again, the lapwing broke from the hobby and took flight, this time back towards the oval where its mate was still circling and alarm calling. Photo about Northern lapwing Vanellus vanellus in natural environment. Lapwing Courtship Flight. yny in the Lapwing (Byrkjedal et al. This preference may relate to the quality of males’ displays (song-flights), the age of the males, their territory size, or to the abundance of food on … A rather indistinct image but I've posted this as I've never seen or photographed lapwings doing, as it says in my Ladybird What To Look For In Spring, "their springtime display - dancing flight of wonderful aerial acrobatics, fluttering and falling like blown leaves, then abruptly rising from their earthward dives." 1997). The Lapwing – or Peewit – has an amazing mating display that I really took in for the first time a couple of weeks back. Image of mating, bird, vanellus - 144248592 Thus some females seem to prefer already mated males over unmated males. I. Pre-Mating Ceremonies:—The pre-mating courtship of the Lapwing extends over the autumn and early winter months, usually from September until February, in some cases from August onwards ; no pre-mating ceremonies were seen earlier than the first week of August, although a certain amount of " scrapping " was noticed amongst some individuals