Created 26-Dec-13
19 photos

Spotted in Laguna del Diario in Maldonado, Uruguay. The "Tero", as it is called here, is considered the national bird of Uruguay. It nests on the ground and aggressively defends its nest. It is equipped with red bony extensions under the wings (spurs), used to intimidate foes and fight birds of prey. These can be clearly seen in these photos.
2013-12-12 at 19-25-02Tero 9Tero 17Tero 16Tero 15Tero 14Tero 13Tero 12Tero 11Tero 10Tero 9Tero 8Tero 7Tero 6Tero 5Tero 4Tero 3Tero 2Tero 1

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Animalia, Aves, Charadriidae, Charadriiformes, Chileense kievit, Chordata, Fauna, Laguna del Diario, Maldonado (departamento), Punta del Este, South America, Southern Lapwing, Tero, Uruguay, Vanellus, Vanellus chilensis