Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens

Chilean name: Queltehue de la Puna

Andean Lapwing, Lauca N.P., Chile, February 2007 - click for larger image The Andean Lapwing is, not surprisingly, found in the Andes from south-west Colombia to northern Chile and north-west Argentina.

It inhabits puna wetlands, river banks and agricultural land at between 3,000 and 5,000 metres.
Andean Lapwing, Lauca N.P., Chile, February 2007 - click for larger image Its colouring is reminiscent of Southern Lapwing V. chilensis especially the bill, eyes and legs but it has a grey head and neck while its grey breast has a blackish line on the border with the white belly.

There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto .
Andean Lapwing, Lauca N.P., Chile, February 2007 - click for larger image
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