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Southern Lapwing settling on nest Settling on nest, showing its spurs which are used to intimidate birds and fight birds of prey Laguna Negra,San José del Guaviare,Southern Lapwing,Vanellus chilensis Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Southern Lapwing settling on nest

Settling on nest, showing its spurs which are used to intimidate birds and fight birds of prey

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  1. Oh wow, I didn't know they had spurs! Posted 3 years ago
    1. I think I have a couple of one in flight with the spurs obvious - They're very feisty birds - also I think the emblem of the Uruguay & maybe their national rugby team Posted 3 years ago
      1. Nice! Posted 3 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 NattyOne
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Uploaded Feb 3, 2020. Captured Jul 30, 2019 16:01.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/7.1
  • 1/2656s
  • ISO2000
  • 200mm