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Collared Pratincole

Glareola pratincola (Linnaeus, 1766)

Дерихвіст лучний | Луговая тиркушка
adult

2013-08-17
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© Uri Muhin

Description

Adult male Collared Pratincole in summer plumage is grayish-brownish green tinged above. Some tail coverts are white. Chin, throat and foreneck are yellowish-rusty; demarked from other parts by narrow black band. This band passes through lores, under eyes and bypassed the throat. This band often bordered inside by white. Breast is brownish fluently paled to rear parts, belly and undertail are white. Flight feathers are blackish-brown, central secondaries are white-tipped. Underwing coverts and axillaries are rusty-chestnut. Bases of tail feathers are white with blackish-brownish tips. Bill is red in base black-tipped. Legs are blackish-brown. Eyes are dark-brownish. Female coloration is dimmer, lores isn't black but dark-brownish. In winter plumage adults have throat with dense brownish streaks, but its demarked black-white band either slightly expressed or lack; lores is brownish. Juveniles are grayish-brownish above with blackish pre-terminal spots and whitish tips of feathers. Throat is whitish, breast is grayish spotted. Black throat band is lack or slightly expressed as brownish feathers. Flight and tail feathers are white-tipped. Size: wing 175-200, tarsus 30-35, bill 12-15 mm. Weight: 88-90 gr.

References

"Птицы Казахстана" том 2. Алма-Ата, 1962.

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