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Southern Lapwing

Vanellus chilensis

Description:

The upperparts are mainly brownish grey, with a bronze glossing on the shoulders. The head is particularly striking; mainly grey with a black forehead and throat patch extending onto the black breast. A white border separates the black of the face from the grey of the head and crest. The rest of the underparts are white, and the eye ring, legs and most of the bill are pink.

Habitat:

Caatinga near a river

Notes:

It is possible to see the differences between male and female. These birds are quite noisy.

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FredericoMartins
Spotted by
FredericoMartins

Belém, PB, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 11, 2014
Submitted on May 7, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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