ANDEAN LAPWING Vanellus resplendens Vanellus altiplano

A much more restricted species, confined to the puna and temperate zones of the Andes, although reasonably common where it occurs. 90% of the poulation breeds between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn. Some populations, especially in the South, are altitudinal migrants and may occur on the coast in winter.

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