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.