Scientific Name: Glareola maldivarum Common Name: Oriental Pratincole Other Name: Grasshopper-bird, Swallow-plover
Identifying Features: brown body, short legs, whitish belly, a light patch on neck bordered with black, black beak with red base
- An unusual feature of all pratincoles is that although classed as waders they typically hunt their insect prey on the wing like swallows, although they can also feed on the ground.
- They are migratory, wintering in both India and Pakistan, Indonesia and Australasia.
This image was clicked by Pradeepkumar Devadoss – via Flickr.
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