Some of the settlements of the black-headed or "peewit" gull, L.
Among the birds of the island are the eagle, hawk, petrel, owl, finch, peewit, diamond bird, fire-tail, robin, emu-wren, crow, swallow, magpie, blackcap, goatsucker, quail, ground dove, parrot, lark, mountain thrush, cuckoo, wattlebird, whistling duck, honeybird, Cape Barren goose, penguin duck, waterhen, snipe, albatross and laughing jackass.
We saw peewit, swan, heron, shellduck and other duck on the landward side of the path.
Back To Bird Index LAPWING Lapwing - peewit - green plover - these are different names for the same bird.
Hence the names peewit, peaseweep and teuchit, commonly applied in some parts of Britain to this bird - though the first is that by which one of the smaller gulls, Larus ridibundus (see Gull), is known in the districts it frequents.