Birds of Colombia

Plovers HAVE SHORT STOUT BILLS
 pellares AVES DE PICO CORto

ORDER: Charadriiformes

FAMILY: Charadriidae

Birds with attractive patterns that live on the shores but do not enter water to hunt for insects. Uncommon in open areas. Short stout bills. Distinctive walk-stop-pick foraging technique.

Aves con bellos diseños de plumas. Viven en las playas pero no entran al agua a cazar animales pequeños. De pico corto. Caminan, paran y pican sus presas de forma característica. 

SOUTHERN LAPWINVG

Name in Spanish: Pellar teru - teru

Size/Tamaño: 14 in | 35 cm 
Location: All of Colombia except in the Pacific areas 
Altura: <3000 m 
Status: Non endangered 

Photos by: Luis A. Materón ©

Southern lapwing, pellar, venellus chilensis

Vanellus chilensis

Male   ♂︎

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Pellar o Teru
vanellus chilensis

KILLDEER

Name in Spanish: Chorlito Colirrojo

Size/Tamaño: 10 in | 25 cm 
Location:  Atlantic coast of Colombia
Altura: < 2600 m
Status: Non endangered 

Photos by: ©Luis A. Materón 

Killdeer, Chorlito Colirrojo, Charadrius vociferes

Charadrius vociferus

Male   ♂︎

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Species of the family Charadriidae to photograph 
Species de la familia Charadriidae por fotografiar

 

 

Scientific name Name in Spanish Name in English
Pluvialis dominica Chorlito Dorado Americano American Golden-Plover
Pluvialis squatarola Chorlito Gris Black-bellied Plover
Vanellus cayanus Pellar Playero Pied Lapwing
Vanellus resplendens Pellar Andino Andean Lapwing
Charadrius semipalmatus Chorlitejo Semipalmado Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius wilsonia Chorlitejo Piquigrueso Wilson’s Plover
Charadrius nivosus Chorlitejo Patinegro Snowy Plover
Charadrius collaris Chorlitejo Collarejo Collared Plover