Scientific Name:

Vanellus chilensis


Southern Lapwing


Southern Lapwing Fact File

Distribution: Widespread in South America also middle America

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Four

V. c. cayennensis – Costa Rica, Panama, northern South America

V. c. lampronotus – central and eastern Brazil to northern Chile and northern Argentina

V. c. fretensis – southern Chile and southern Argentina

V. c. chilensis – central Chile and west-central Argentina

Further reading: South American Breeding Waders – Lapwings

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers: Barry Madden