Black-winged Pratincole
Pratincola nordmanni

>> GENERAL >>>>>

– medium-sized wader, about size of European Golden Plover
– unusual tern-like appearance
– diurnal/nocturnal migrant
– migrates in small to medium, dense flocks

>> VISUAL ID >>>>>


Black-winged Pratincole Pratincola nordmanni, AD
BIF2299, 02/05/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Black-winged Pratincole Pratincola nordmanni, AD
BIF2300, 02/05/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Black-winged Pratincole Pratincola nordmanni, AD
BIF2301, 02/05/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Black-winged Pratincole Pratincola nordmanni
BIF2302, 16/09/2016, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Black-winged Pratincole Pratincola nordmanni
BIF2303, 18/09/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Black-winged Pratincole Pratincola nordmanni
BIF2304, 18/09/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

>> ACOUSTIC ID >>>>>

– single or series of semi-nasal, a bit squeaky overslurs
– resembles Spotted Redshank or Wood Sandpiper
– at a much higher frequency than tern-like Collared Pratincole calls


Black-winged Pratincole Pratincola nordmanni, calls during migration
BIF2305, 17/04/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Black-winged Pratincole Pratincola nordmanni, calls during migration
BIF2306, 02/05/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

>> COMPARISON SPECIES >>>>>

Collared Pratincole (v)
Oriental Pratincole (v)
Spotted Redshank (a)
Wood Sandpiper (a)

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