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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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- [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
- [2015-07-17 13:23]
A photo in splendid metallic colours, great timing and excellent sharpness. Nice blurry background.
Enjoy the weekend,
- [2015-07-17 14:59]
This is a very colour co-ordinated bird! Wonderful details of its plummage.
Very beautiful crested Lapwing, Paulo.
You have captured it in a lovely pose.
Very sharp and colourful image.
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,