|Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens
Chilean name: Queltehue de la Puna
|The Andean Lapwing is, not surprisingly, found in the
Andes from south-west Colombia to northern Chile and north-west Argentina. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
It inhabits puna wetlands, river banks and agricultural land at between 3,000 and 5,000 metres.
|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.|
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