Oriental Pratincole

Glareola maldivarum

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Coursers and Pratincoles (Glareolidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

GLAMAL

ITIS

HEAD

Oriental Pratincole Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Buff to tan.
  • Forehead Color: Buff to tan.
  • Nape Color: Tan
  • Throat Color: Buff with black markings.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Oriental Pratincole Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23 cm (9 in)
  • Weight: 88 g (3.1 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black-gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Oriental Pratincole Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Zigzag flight on takeoff followed by direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 46 cm (18 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: White and black.
  • Leg Color: Dark gray to black.
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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