Lapwing most popular animal in Friesland province


This video is about a northern lapwing nest.

There have been polls about most popular animals and most unpopular animals in the dailies Leeuwarder Courant (in Friesland province in the Netherlands) and Dagblad van het Noorden (Groningen and Drenthe provinces).

Ouderenjournaal in the Netherlands writes about this:

June 15, 2014, 9:58

For Frisians, the lapwing is at number 1 in the list of favourite animals. In the top ten of Friesland there are not less than eight bird species. The house mosquito is number one in the rankings of most troublesome animals.

The lapwing thus defeats the black-tailed godwit – known [in Frisian] as the “Kening fan ‘e Greide’ [king of the meadow] – coming in second place. The third place is for the barn swallow. The only mammals in the top ten are the roe deer and the hedgehog, in places seven and eight respectively. The love of the Frisians for birds is striking; with their northern provinces neighbours in Groningen and Drenthe, the top three are all mammals.

Oak processionary caterpillars are at number two on the obnoxious animal list in Drenthe and Groningen, but at number eight in Friesland, where they occur less.

In Friesland men had the black-tailed godwit at number 2 of the favourite list; women at 8.

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