Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola

A rare vagrant to the UK where it appears in Norfolk as often as anywhere. The species is declining in southern Europe where the following photographs were taken.

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Collared Pratincole, Granelli (Sicily, Italy), 30th April 2012

 

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Collared Pratincole, Ponta da Erva (near Lisbon, Portugal), 19th April 2006

 

Collared Pratincoles, Ponta da Erva (near Lisbon, Portugal), 20th April 2006

 

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Collared Pratincoles, Ebro Delta (Cataluña, Spain), 20th May 2013

 

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Collared Pratincoles, Elvas (Portugal), 23rd April 2006

 

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Collared Pratincoles, Ponta da Erva (near Lisbon, Portugal), 19th April 2006

 

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Collared Pratincoles, Ponta da Erva (near Lisbon, Portugal), 20th April 2006

 

The following birds belong to the African race fuelleborni, darker than the nominate Palaearctic birds.

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Collared Pratincoles, Liwonde (Malawi), 26th May 2011