Species Details

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Oriental Pratincole Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Glareola maldivarum
Family : Dromadidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Indian Large Pratincole, Large Indian Pratincole
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Oriental Pratincole is a sleek, graceful shore bird with a fork tail (adult bird length approximately 24 cm, wing 18 cm, bill 1.4 cm, tarsus 3.2 cm, tail: 5.6 cm , outer 7.8 cm). In the breeding season, it looks brown from above and rufous-brown and white from below. The male and the female look alike. It feeds chiefly on flying insects, moths, beetles, winged termites and other larger insects.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: William Stephens(www.inaturalist.org/people/William Stephens),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Sudipto Roymore information, please contact us.