Madagascar Pratincole

The Madagascar Pratincole is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Madagascar Pratincole (Glareola ocularis) is a species of bird in the Glareolidae family. It is found in Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania, possibly Mauritius, and possibly Réunion. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, rivers, freshwater lakes, rocky shores, and intertidal marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2006. Glareola ocularis. More

* Madagascar Pratincole Glareola ocularis * Rock Pratincole Glareola nuchalis * Grey Pratincole Glareola cinerea * Little Pratincole Glareola lactea References - * Shorebirds by Hayman, Marchant and Prater ISBN 0-395-60237-8 1. ^ Lockwood, W B (1993). The Oxford Dictionary of British Bird Names. OUP. ISBN 978-0198661962. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

* Madagascar Pratincole, Glareola ocularis * Rock Pratincole, Glareola nuchalis * Grey Pratincole, Glareola cinerea * Small Pratincole, Glareola lactea Retrieved from "http://en.wiktionary. More

MADAGASCAR PRATINCOLE Glareola ocularis Recorded on two dates 4th and 6th Oct, maximum of 3 birds. MADAGASCAR PLOVER Charadrius thoracicus Maximum count of three birds at Ifate. MADAGASCAR SANDGROUSE Pterocles personatus Superb views of a group at Tulear, individuals at Isalo. MADAGASCAR BLUE PIGEON Alectroenas madagascariensis A bad year for Blue Pigeon, only three birds seen, all at Ranomafana. More

migrations include those of the Madagascar Pratincole, which migrates from its breeding grounds in Madagascar to East Africa; in contrast the Black-winged Pratincole migrates from the steppes of Eastern Europe and Central Asia to West and Southern Africa. The migration, which can measure 10,000 km in distance, is often undertaken as a single non-stop flight and is flown at high altitude. The coursers are not particularly migratory, although the Cream-coloured Courser does migrate from the northern extremes of its range in the winter. More

Juvenile Madagascar pratincoles can be distinguished by their streaky, reddish breast; streaks of reddish or tan on the upperparts, and the lack of a white line near the eyes (2) (3). When feeding in flight, the Madagascar pratincole can be heard emitting a piercing string of ‘veet ee veet’ sounds (3). Range - As its name suggests, this bird occurs in Madagascar, where it breeds. More

Madagascar Pratincole Glareola ocularis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Vulnerable Justification This species is listed as Vulnerable because its population is small and undergoing a continuing decline, probably owing to pressures on its wetland habitats. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Glareolidae
Genus : Glareola
Species : ocularis
Authority : Verreaux, 1833