Collared Pratincole
Glareola pratincola

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


Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, AD BREED
BIF2580, 13/05/2008, Carmona, Spain, Martin Grimm

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, AD BREED
BIF2581, 13/05/2008, Carmona, Spain, Martin Grimm

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, AD TRANS
BIF2582, 03/08/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, AD BREED
BIF2583, 08/05/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, AD BREED
BIF2584, 08/05/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, AD BREED
BIF2585, 14/04/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, AD, calls in flight
BIF2586, 25/05/2011, Yekpyndy, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke


Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, AD, calls in flight
BIF2587, 25/05/2011, Yekpyndy, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke


Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, AD, calls in flight
BIF2588, 25/05/2011, Yekpyndy, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

voice:
– harsh, piercing, nasal overslurs with dense harmonics
– very similar to Little Tern
– lower pitched than wader-like Black-winged Pratincole calls

comparison species:
Black-winged Pratincole (v)
Oriental Pratincole (v)
Little Tern (a)

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