We present the second record of a nesting event of Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis in El Salvador with evidence of two eggs and one chick, as well as parental care. The nest was found in an agricultural area near Laguna El Jocotal, a natural protected area located in the southeast of the country. The nest was a shallow excavation with few small branches, dry leaves, remains of dry cattle manure and grasses. Inside, we found two brown eggs with darker spots and a newly hatched chick covered in dark gray down with black spots on the back and head. Both eggs and chicks were continuosly protected by both parents. The vicinities of the Laguna El Jocotal have developed an appropriate environment for the nesting of this species due to the agriculture activities that takes place in the area.
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Peraza, Luis Armando Pineda; Villalta, Laura Maricela Aguilar; López, Miguel Ángel; and Carrillos, José Saúl Guzmán
"Nuevos registros sobre la nidificación del Alcaraván Vanellus chilensis en El Salvador / New Records on the Nesting of the Alcaraván Vanellus chilensis in El Salvador,"
Revista Venezolana de Ornitología: Vol. 11
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/rvo/vol11/iss1/9