Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola   [Linnaeus, 1766]

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Order: Charadriiformes Family: Glareolidae
BTO Codes: KM, COLPR EURING No: 4650
Number in Britain: 1 record/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: 3 Concern, most not in Europe; Declining
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Scarce Visitor
Subspecies: pratincola recorded in Britain (of 4 subsp. in the world)
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Length: 25 cm Wingspan: 62 cm Weight: M/F: 83 g    
Scientific name from: L.: glarea=gravel and L.: prati=a meadow + colere=to dwell
World Distribution: BREEDS, s Europe, n&c Africa, c Asia, WINTERS: south to s Africa & India
Habitat: Sparse grassland
Diet: Mostly insects, especially beetles and grasshoppers/locusts (Orthoptera)
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Cumbria, 1807 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 63 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: May to July
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Angus & Dundee (1899), Highland (1973), Outer Hebrides (1908), Orkney (2003), Shetland (1974),
   North-east England: Durham (1973), Northumberland (1983), East Yorkshire (1996), North Yorkshire (1996), West Yorkshire (1989),
   North-west England: Cheshire (1987), Lancashire (2005),
   English Midlands: Leicestershire (1977), Northamptonshire (1998), Warwickshire (1996), Worcestershire (1994),
   Eastern England: Bedfordshire (1983), Cambridgeshire (2005), Essex (2005), Lincolnshire (1981), Norfolk (2005), Suffolk (1997),
   South-east England: Hampshire (2005), Kent (2006), Greater London (2005), Surrey (1983), East Sussex (1978), West Sussex (2001),
   South-west England: Cornwall (1986), Devon (1956), Dorset (1992), Gloucestershire (1994), Wiltshire (1968), Isles of Scilly (2000),
   Wales: Anglesey (1983), Carmarthen (2005), Gower (1973),

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Other Names

Common Pratincole
Gaelic: Welsh: Cwtiadwennol Dorchog
Danish: Rřdvinget Braksvale Dutch: Vorkstaartplevier
Finnish: Pääskykahlaaja French: Glaréole ŕ collier
German: Braunflügel-Brachschwalbe Hungarian: Székicsér
Icelandic: Ţernutrítill Irish: Pratancól Muinceach
Italian: Pernice di mare Norwegian: Brakksvale
Polish: Zwirowiec lakowy Portuguese: Perdiz-do-mar
Spanish: Canastera Swedish: Vadarsvala

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