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Oriental Pratincole
Oriental Pratincole

Oriental Pratincole

Scientific name:
Glareola Maldivarum
Habitat :
Dry open areas and ricefields, pastures and plowed fields.
Birdwatch note :
Long wings and deeply forked tail, distinctive bill, thin black necklace and white rump. Often seen in large flocks flying back and forth catching insects on the wing. During breeding season, adult when disturbed may leave nest immediately taking wing, screaming and diving at the intruder but may land, fall over, and flutter pretending to be hurt.
Photo credit :
Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquidstone