1018. Glareola melanoptera

1018. Nordmann’s Pratincole.
GLAREOLA MELANOPTERA.
Glareola melanoptera, Nordm. Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. ii. p. 314 (1842) ; Gould, B. of As. vii. pl. 63 ; Dresser, vii. p. 419, pl. 513, fig. 2 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 57 ; G. nordmanni,Fischer, Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. ii. p. 314, pl. 2 (1842).
Tirkuschka stepnaya, Russ.
Male ad. (Red Sea). Differs from G. pratincola in having the upper parts, breast, and flanks rather darker, the secondaries not tipped with white, and the under wing-coverts and axillaries jet black. Culmen 0.75. wing 7.3, tail 4.3, tarsus 1.4 inch.
Hab. South-east Europe, in Russia north to about 56.1/2 N. lat. ; Africa south to Natal ; Asia Minor and Asia east to the Altai Mountains.
In general habits and nidification it does not differ from G. pratincola, and its eggs resemble those of that species, but appear, as a rule, to have the ground-colour more ochreous in tinge and the markings are bolder.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1018. Glareola melanoptera
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1018
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
730
Common name: 
Nordmann’s Pratincole
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10583

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