Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis

  • Order: Charadriiformes
  • Family: Charadriidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Eduardo S. A. Santos

Diet and Foraging


The diet of Southern Lapwings is composed of items that can be caught on the ground and in shallow water. The main prey items are insects, other arthropods, crustaceans, mollusks and small fish.

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Santos, E. S. A. (2010). Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.