LITTLE PRATINCOLE Glareola lactea

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The smallest pratincole,found mainly in India and Nepal near large rivers, this bird was resting in a field during the heat of the day in Goa. Normally they frequent sandbanks and shorelines near their favoured rivers, and often occur in flocks, as on the River Kosi in Nepal. Not strictly migratory, they tend to move downstream out of the breeding season and are often seen on estuaries and coastal marshes.

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