A bird of the Plover family, with long, broad wings, which from their regular, slow flapping have gained for it the title Lapwing. It is also known by the name Peewit, from its peculiar cry. Lapwings are common in Britain all the year, and are also widely distributed in Europe and Asia. They frequent marshy pastures, feed on worms, slugs, and insects, and are hunted for their flesh. Their eggs, which are known as plovers' eggs, are highly esteemed, and fetch good prices in the British markets.