southern lapwing: here’s the scoop
It is a common and widespread resident throughout South America, except in densely forested regions (e.g. most of the Amazon), the higher parts of the Andes and the arid coast of a large part of western South America.
BPZOO is home to two southern lapwings. You can find them inside the Rainforests, Rivers & Reefs building. There are only eight southern lapwings at four AZA accredited facilities.
Lake and river banks as well as open grassland
Insects and other small invertebrates
Did you know?
Lapwings are in the Charadriidae family comprising of roughly 65 species of wading birds including lapwings, plovers, killdeers and dotterels.
Central and South America
Widespread and abundant