Photographer's Note

I found this funny bird, known as "Quero-quero" while waking on the botanical garden. Usually they are not so friendly as you can see in this video:
Attack of the killer Southern Lapwing
but this one was strangely calm. He knew I just wanted a shot. Nice pose!

For more info:

The Southern Lapwing breeds on grassland and sometimes ploughed fields, and has an aerobatic flapping display flight. It lays 2-3 (rarely 4) olive brown eggs in a bare ground scrape. The nest and young are defended noisily and aggressively against all intruders.
Its food is mainly insects and other small invertebrates, hunted by a run-and-wait technique, mainly at night. This gregarious species often feeds in flocks.

Vanellus Chilensis
Quero-quero (Brasil)
Abibe-do-sul (Portugal)
Tero Común (spanish)
Southern Lapwing (english)

I know this more TN than TE. Hope they keep it.

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