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Southern Lapwing 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.  Geotagged,Guyana,Southern Lapwing,Vanellus chilensis Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Southern Lapwing

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.

    comments (2)

  1. Beautiful, the bird posed on a beautiful spot for you.
    Nice capture!
    Posted 8 years ago
  2. Love the adventurous story that is part of the excellent photo. Posted 8 years ago

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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.

Similar species: Shorebirds And Allies
Species identified by srcarpen
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Uploaded Aug 5, 2014. Captured Mar 10, 2007 19:30 in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana.
  • NIKON D200
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO800
  • 600mm