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Collared Pratincole


Collared Pratincole
Photo Information
Copyright: Sanjoy Adak (wildsanju) (109)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED-Nikon TC14EII
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-27 7:08
Viewed: 3654
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Collared Pratincole or Common Pratincole, Glareola pratincola, is a wader in the pratincole family, Glareolidae. Pratincoles are unusual among waders in that they typically hunt their insect prey on the wing like swallows, although they can also feed on the ground.
The Collared Pratincole is a bird of open country, and is often seen near water in the evening, hawking for insects. It is found in the warmer parts of Asia. Its 24 eggs are laid on the ground. It is migratory, wintering in tropical Africa, and is rare north of the breeding range.
It is 2428 centimetres (9.411 in) long with a 6070 centimetres (2428 in) wingspan. It has short legs, long pointed wings, a long forked tail, and a short bill, which is an adaptation to aerial feeding. The back and head are brown, and the wings are brown with darker flight feathers. The belly is white. The underwings are chestnut, but look dark below.


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Hello Samyoy,
A fantastic image! Beautiful colours and excellent definition. Just a pleasure to view.
Neels

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