Apparent nesting of Southern Lapwing (<em>Vanellus chilensis</em>) on Aruba

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Steven G. Mlodinow

Abstract:During late March and early April 2004, a pair of Southern Lapwings (Vanellus chilensis) on Aruba behaved in a manner that strongly suggested active nesting. This species was not previously known to nest on any Caribbean island outside of Trinidad and Tobago. 


Keywords: apparent nesting, Aruba, Southern Lapwing, Vanellus chilensis


Resumen: Nidificación aparente del Alcaraván en Aruba- A finales de marzo y comienzos de abril del año 2004, una pareja de Alcaraván (Vanellus chilensis) en Aruba se comportaron de forma tal que sugirió fuertemente una nidificación activa. No se conocia previamente de intentos de cría de esta especie en cualquier isla caribeña fuera de Trinidad y Tobago. 


Palabras claves: Alcaraván, Aruba, nidificación aparente, Vanellus chilensis

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