Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Southern Lapwing - Vanellus chilensis

Order: Charadriiformes - Family: Charadriidae
Status: Resident - Common - Breeder. Habitat: Ponds and marshes
Sounds
© Diego Caiafa

© Roberto Ares
Adult
Tero común/Southern LapwingBlack breast. Rest of underparts white. Brownish upperparts with green and mauve sheen on coverts
6-2006 © Luis G. Olarte
Tero común/Southern LapwingSlender nape crest. Eyelid, iris, bill and legs, reddish
1-2005 © Federico Schulz
Tero común/Southern LapwingRemiges and tail band black conspicuous in flight
2-2005 © Hugo Hulsberg
Breeding
Tero común/Southern Lapwing1-2004 © Alberto Gurni Tero común/Southern LapwingA chick is draped by its parent's wing
1-2005 © Roberto Ares
Tero común/Southern Lapwing12-2006 © Hugo Hulsberg
Tero común/Southern Lapwing12-2008 © Jorge García Vicente Tero común/Southern Lapwing1-2005 © Roberto Ares Tero común/Southern Lapwing1-2005 © Roberto Ares
Tero común/Southern Lapwing12-2010 © Roberto Ares
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensisTero común/Southern Lapwing© Eduardo A. Haene
Lapwings build rudimentary nests on bare ground or short vegetation. Just a scrape lined with plant material. They lay three or four eggs which will hatch within approximately a month.They look after the nest very vigilantly. When they feel threatened they are either attack the intruder flying low with their menacing spurs or divert the observer's attention to another place.CR