Southern Lapwing

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Southern Lapwing
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Vanellus
Species: V. chilensis
Binomial name
Vanellus chilensis
(Molina, 1782)

The Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) is a large long-legged bird. Lapwings are shorebirds. It is a common in Central and South America, except in the jungles of the Amazon and the Andes. It is the national bird of Uruguay.