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Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)


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This common South American wading bird reached Tobago in 1974 and has been extending its range north into Central America. It feeds on insects and small invertebrates, often at night. This bird of the grasslands has benefited from the expansion of cattle ranching into previously forested areas. (Tobago)