Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pratincoles and Coursers :: Oriental Pratincole

Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum

Described by: Forster, J. R. (1795)
Alternate common name(s): Eastern Pratincole, Eastern Collared Pratincole, Large Indian Pratincole
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Candaba Marsh, Luzon, Philippines - Mar, 2007 © Mark Harper  Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong - Mar 29, 2006 © Neil Fifer  Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong - Mar 29, 2006 © Neil Fifer  Eocheong, South Korea - Apr 30, 2002 © Nial Moores/Birds Korea  Eocheong, South Korea - May 1, 2003 © Nial Moores/Birds Korea 
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S. and e. Asia;
Fragmented distribution;
Sc. Siberia in Transbaicalia, ne. Mongolia, s. Manchuria and e. China (Inner Mongolia to s. Heilungkiang s. to Fukien and Hainan Is.) s. to e. Pakistan (Sind), n. India, Sri Lanka, Andaman Is., Thailand and se. Asia. Locally in sw. Japan, Ryukyu Is. and Taiwan. Has bred in Borneo and Philippines (Luzon).
Winters in India to se. Asia, Malaya, the Philippines and Australia (arriving in October in w. and n. Western Australia, n. to c. Northern Territory, and dispersing e. and s. to Queensland (Yarrabah Turf Farm near Cairns), New South Wales and Victoria to c. South Australia).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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