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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-17 12:37
Viewed: 1719
Points: 10
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180 degrees.

Vanellus chilensis.

The Southern Lapwing is a common and widespread resident throughout South America, except in densely forested regions (e.g. most of the Amazon), the higher parts of the Andes and the arid coast of a large part of western South America. This bird is particularly common in the basin of the River Plate. It has also been spreading through Central America in recent years.

This lapwing is the only crested wader in South America. It is 32 to 38 centimetres (13 to 15 in) in length and weighs approximately 250 to 425 grams (8.8 to 15.0 oz).

There are three or four subspecies, differing slightly in head coloration and voice. Vanellus chilensis fretensis from Patagonia is sometimes included in the nominate subspecies V. c. chilensis. The northern subspecies - V. c. cayennensis from north and V. c. lampronotus from south of the Amazon River - are sometimes separated as a distinct species, Vanellus cayennensis.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-17 12:50]

Hi Paulo,funny title for this great shot! A curious and unique pose of this lapwing,the light was perfect to take the best metallic colors of plumage,impressive sharpness too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-17 13:23]

Hello Paulo,
A photo in splendid metallic colours, great timing and excellent sharpness. Nice blurry background.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-17 14:59]

Hello Paulo,
This is a very colour co-ordinated bird! Wonderful details of its plummage.
Regards Sigi

Very beautiful crested Lapwing, Paulo.
You have captured it in a lovely pose.
Very sharp and colourful image.

A beautiful birdshot Paulo , sharp - good eye contact and colorful.

Thanks for sharing.


Hello Paulo,
Excellent light and details of this attractive colored Lapwing. I like your frame; the way you have given much breathing space to this bird. Very nice work...
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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