|Pied Lapwing Hoploxypterus
(aka Pied Plover, Cayenne Plover, Vanellus cayanus)
|Thaimaçu, Pará, Brazil
A handsome, small lapwing with striking features such as long red legs, red eye, brown crown surrounded by white, black face, white half-collar and black and white "braces" down the back.
|It is found singly or in
pairs on sandy islands, sandbars and banks on the rivers of
tropical South America.
The third photo has a Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia just behind the Pied Lapwing and shows the relative sizes of Pied Lapwing at 23cm (9") and Spotted Sandpiper at 18cm (7").
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