This bird (Vanellus chilensis) was only in South America but it has been spreading through Central America in recent years. The Southern lapwing is the national bird of Uruguay. Its size is 31 cm (12 inches) and the weight is 300g.
Some features are its gray-crested head and black breast, the upperparts are mainly brownish grey, with a bronze glossing on the shoulders, the underparts are white, and the eye ring, legs and most of the bill are pink. In our country you can find them in both coasts in short grass areas, usually near water. They live in partners or in smalls groups and its sing is loud.