Glareola pratincola

Glareola pratincola, Linn.

842bis. :- Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 425; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 223.

THE COLLARED PRATINCOLE.

Length, 9 ; wing, 6.75 to 7.

Bill black ; gape red; irides red-brown.

Head, nape, back, scapulars and wing-coverts greyish-brown; throat and front of the neck white, slightly tinged ferruginous, encircled by a narrow black band from the base of the bill; lores black ; breast whitish-brown; under wing-coverts chesnut; lower surface of the body white, tinged with reddish ; upper and under tail-coverts white; tail forked, basally white, tipped with dark-brown.

The Collared Pratincole is not uncommon in Sind, where it breeds, at the same time, place, and in a similar manner to the preceding species. In fact they have been found breeding in company.

A single specimen only has been recorded from Ratnagiri.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Glareola pratincola
Spp Author: 
Linn.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
326
Common name: 
Collared Pratincole
M_ID: 
4413
M_CN: 
Collared Pratincole
M_SN: 
Glareola pratincola
id: 
11948

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