I came across this lapwing right at the border with Brazil, at the culmination of a 10 day backpacking trip through Guyana. Before catching a ride on a small cargo plane back to the capital, I went for a walk along the Ireng River. I heard this lapwing calling, and I spent about 10 minutes trying to get a good view of it. Eventually, I managed to snag this shot.
The Southern Lapwing is a wader in the family Charadriiformes. It is a common and widespread resident throughout South America, except in densely forested regions, 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.