Sunday, 7 July 2013

Bird #54: Southern lapwing



Common Name: Southern Lapwing
Scientific Name: Vanellus chilensis        

Description: 13-15 inches; bill pink with black tip; forehead black; eyes red; upperparts Brownish-grey; bronze   gloss on shoulder;  chest black; underparts white; pink legs

Habitat:
Wet areas or open grassland;

Statue: Resident Breeder
In the year 2007 when the Southern Lapwing stated to breed and colonized this island, it was not just a first for this species in Barbados but also for the Eastern Caribbean.