French: Vanneau de Cayenne German: Cayennekiebitz Spanish: Avefría de Cayena
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South America E of Andes, from E Colombia, E Ecuador, Venezuela and the Guianas to mouth of R Amazon, then S to E Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, SE Brazil (S to Paraná) and extreme NE Argentina (Misiones); few records W of Andes in Ecuador#R.
21–24 cm; 54–84 g. Small lapwing compared to V. chilensis and V. resplendens (no overlap with latter), resembling Charadrius plovers in... read more
Gives a pleasant bisyllabic “kee-oo”, the latter part lower pitched, and which becomes... read more
Mudflats and sandbanks of savanna ponds and rivers in forested zone; also along sea coast. Recorded... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Items recorded mainly insects, including Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Hymenoptera, and Coleoptera, as well as Myriopoda; also... read more
Display behaviour observed in May–Jul, nest with eggs in Jul in Colombia, nest with eggs in Mar in Venezuelan llanos and... read more
Generally considered to be sedentary, although numbers in suitable habitat fluctuate markedly in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No population estimates available; apparently very uncommon, although substantial numbers have been observed in savannas of Venezuela... read more
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