Other English names are green plover and hornpie—the latter from its long hornlike crest and pied plumage.
The eggs of the green plover (Vanellus cristatus) are esteemed as a delicacy.
The Lapwing, or green plover, makes a very simple nest, only scratching a hole and lining it with bent or short grass.
Waterfowl; grey and green plover; also duck and snipe, rabbits, &c., by permission of farmers.
green plover, or lapwings, are numerous enough on the Cotswolds.
For the green plover is one of the commonest of British birds, and is greatly on the increase.
As a table bird it is more dainty even than the green plover, and fetches a higher price.