Andean Lapwing, Vanellus resplendens, Parinacota, Chile


Andean Lapwing, photo © Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions

The Andean Lapwing, Vanellus resplendens, is a high-altitude species that inhabits the high Andean plateau of the Central Andes in South America, where it roams the bogs and stream banks looking for invertebrate prey. The least common of the three South American lapwings, it can be found in suitable habitat in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.