Birds of Colombia

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae (Plovers)  
Genus: Vanellus (2 species, 23 worldwide)

Southern Lapwing
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis cayennensis)
Manizales, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Vocal, and found in pairs or small groups in open fields, where it is expanding its range with deforestation.
On nest.
A nest hidden in the open with three eggs.
In flight.

Andean Lapwing
Andean Lapwing (Vanellus resplendens)
Cuzco, Peru  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found from 3000m to 4500m.

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Experimental sites:       Peru       Venezuela       The World       Brazil       Bolivia
Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Cuba