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Adult
Photo by bievreJJ
Lagunas chaxas, Atacama, Chile, October 2012
Charadrius alticola

Identification

16·5–17·5 cm (6½-6¾ in)

  • White face and forehead
  • Black bill and legs

Distribution

Juvenile
Photo by bievreJJ
Lagunas chaxas, Atacama, Chile, October 2012

Andes of Peru to northwestern Argentina and northern Chile.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Freshwater lakes and saline marshes.

Behaviour

Diet

There is little information available, but it is known they eat small crustaceans.

When not breeding they feed in loose parties.

Breeding

They lay 2-4 sandy-coloured eggs in short matted grass.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)

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