Pied plover

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Pied plover
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Vanellus
Brisson, 1760
Species: V. cayanus
Binomial name
Vanellus cayanus
(Latham, 1790)
  • Charadrius cayanus Latham, 1790
  • Hoploxypterus cayanus (Latham, 1790)

The pied plover (Vanellus cayanus), also known as the pied lapwing, is a species of bird in the family Charadriidae. It is a strongly marked bird with a prominent black V on its mantle.[3]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The pied plover is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.[1] Its natural habitats are forest rivers, savannah ponds and the sea coast.[3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Vanellus cayanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pied Lapwing (Vanellus cayanus)". Avibase. 
  3. ^ a b Perlo, Ber van (2009). A field guide to the birds of Brazil. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195301544.