Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Small Pratincole Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Glareola lactea
Family : Dromadidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Small Indian Pratincole, Little Pratincole
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The Small Pratincole is a sleek, grey shore bird with a square-ended tail (adult bird length approximately 17 cm, weight 42 g, wing 15 cm, bill 1 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 5.3 cm). In the breeding season, it looks pale grey to brown from above and buff to whitish from below. It feeds chiefly on flying insects, beetles and winged termites.
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;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.