Plovers (Charadriidae)

Pied Lapwing (Vanellus cayanus) - HBW 3, p. 419

French: Vanneau de Cayenne German: Cayennekiebitz Spanish: Avefría de Cayena
Other common names: (Three-toed) Cayenne/Pied/Little White-winged Plover/Lapwing

Taxonomy: Charadrius cayanus Latham, 1790, Cayenne.
Sometimes placed in monospecific Hoploxypterus. Shows several similarities with Charadrius, including plumage details and some physiological features. Monotypic.

Distribution: South America E of Andes, from E Colombia to mouth of R Amazon, then S to Paraguay, SE Brazil and extreme NE Argentina (Misiones).