LC
Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
SACC. 2005 and updates. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2020 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 327 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 24,800,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 5000000-49999999 poor estimated 2016
Population trend Increasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.1 - - -

Population justification: The global population is estimated to number 5-50 million mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2019).

Trend justification: The species is increasing overall, although some populations may have stable trends (Partners in Flight 2019, Wetlands International 2019).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Argentina N Extant Yes
Aruba (to Netherlands) V Extant Yes
Barbados V Extant Yes
Belize V Extant Yes
Bolivia N Extant Yes
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) N Extant Yes
Brazil N Extant Yes
Chile N Extant Yes
Colombia N Extant Yes
Costa Rica N Extant Yes
Curaçao (to Netherlands) V Extant Yes
Ecuador N Extant Yes
El Salvador V Extant Yes
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) V Extant Yes
French Guiana N Extant Yes
Grenada V Extant Yes
Guatemala V Extant Yes
Guyana N Extant Yes
Honduras V Extant Yes
Mexico V Extant Yes
Nicaragua N Extant Yes
Panama N Extant Yes
Paraguay N Extant Yes
Peru N Extant Yes
St Vincent and the Grenadines V Extant Yes
Suriname N Extant Yes
Trinidad and Tobago N Extant Yes
Uruguay N Extant Yes
Venezuela N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Paraguay Parque Nacional Tinfunqué - Estero Patiño
Guyana Ireng River
Guyana Maparri - Kanuku Mountains
Guyana Crane Pond- Rupununi River
Guyana North-west Coastline
Guyana South Central Rupununi
Guyana North Rupununi - Karanambu Ranch
Brazil São Francisco Xavier / Monte Verde
Brazil Mangue Seco
Colombia El Encanto de Guanapalo

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded major non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 2600 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Vanellus chilensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2021.