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The northern lapwing (see lapwing)See also lapwing
- ‘Hay meadows provide areas for feeding and breeding of pewits, quails and corn-crakes birds, which are frequently encountered in certain places of Lithuania.’
- ‘The pewit can be easily recognized by the black crest on its head, its twangy singing and its characteristic flight with sharp rises and turns.’
Early 16th century: imitative of the bird's call.
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