Andean lapwing

The Andean lapwing (Vanellus resplendens) is a species of bird in the family Charadriidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rivers, swamps, and pastureland.

Andean lapwing
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Vanellus
V. resplendens
Binomial name
Vanellus resplendens
(Tschudi, 1843)

Belonopterus resplendens (Tschudi, 1843)
Charadrius resplendens Tschudi, 1843
Ptiloscelys resplendens (Tschudi, 1843)


It has a gray head, red ring round its eyes, red black-tipped beak, red legs and dull olive green wings.


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