Abstract Records of the Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius in western and central Europe were analysed. Sightings in these areas reached 20-21 per year in 2003-05, the most recent years for which complete data were available, with records from France, Spain and Portugal amounting to one-third of the European total during the decade 1996-2005. While most occurred in spring or autumn, records in th...

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