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Collared Pratincole

(Glareola pratincola)
Alternate name(s): "Common Pratincole", "Red-winged Pratincole"
German name(s): "Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe"

Size: 24-28 cm; wing span: 60-70 cm

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Collared Pratincole at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "pratincola"

ADULT

Sex unknown

BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Collared Pratincole in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, July 2019]

Near-lateral view of a Collared Pratincole in breeding plumage in a hunched stance (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, July 2019]

Near-lateral view of a Collared Pratincole in breeding plumage in an upright stance (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, July 2019]

Near-lateral view of a Collared Pratincole in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, July 2019]

Lateral view of a Collared Pratincole in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, July 2019]

Near-lateral/ventral view of a Collared Pratincole in breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, July 2019]

Lateral/ventral view of a Collared Pratincole in breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, June 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a Collared Pratincole in flight; note the characteristic red-brown underwing coverts and the white trailing edge on the inner wing (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, March 2017]

Close-up dorsal/ventral view of a Collared Pratincole in flight; note the forked tail (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, July 2019]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of a juvenile Collared Pratincole (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Embalse de Los Canchales, near Montijo, Spain, August 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a juvenile Collared Pratincole (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Embalse de Los Canchales, near Montijo, Spain, August 2019]

Dorsal view of a juvenile Collared Pratincole (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Embalse de Los Canchales, near Montijo, Spain, August 2019]

Behaviour

Collared Pratincoles are often found in open habitats, as here, on an estuarine meadow (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, March 2017]

Food, Diet

Lateral view of a Collared Pratincole with its prey, which looks like a butterfly (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, July 2019]

Lateral/ventral view of a Collared Pratincole in breeding plumage with its prey (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal, June 2019]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

colprat_jp_20190717.m4a (Portugal) Contact call(?) © JP
colprat_jp_20190717_2.m4a (Portugal) Contact calls(?) © JP
colprat_jp_20190717_3.m4a (Portugal) Contact calls(?) © JP

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