Jan 10, 2009

Lapwing



















Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis), brazilian name Quero-quero, Pantanal, Brazil 2008
A very well-known bird in Brazil, it lives near wetlands and is frequently seen near habitation and on farmland. Some farmers use them as guards as they are very aggressive and give out a loud call when disturbed. It feeds on insects, larvae, small fishes or frogs captured on the edge of the water.

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