Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54036

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Vanellus
Genus species:Vanellus chilensis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:35 cm
Identification:The chest, cravat, and crest of the Southern lapwing are black. It has a grayish-brown back with a coppery shine, red eyes, a pink beak, a sharp wing spur, and black and white under wings and tail.
Habitat:Pastures, marshes, lake beds, steppes
Diet:Omnivore: insects, annelid worms, snails, seeds, berries
Reproduction:The exact timing of mating depends on a population's location, although most breed between January and July. Nests are simple depressions made in grass. Each female lays four eggs.
Social groups include pairs and loose flocks.
Behavior:Lapwings can often be seen standing on bare or grassy open ground. This species is also known for being particularly noisy.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:All plovers use the distraction display to lead intruders, whether dogs, foxes, or men, away from eggs or young.

Other Information

Geographic:South America Date:1976-01 Subjects:Southern lapwing
short-legged wading bird
Lapwings
Vanellus
Plovers
Charadriidae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54036