from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several shorebirds of the genera Glareola and Stiltia of the Eastern Hemisphere, having long pointed wings, a forked tail, and a short tapered bill.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A glareole, as Glareola pratincola; any bird of the family Glareolidæ. See cut under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any bird of the Old World genus Glareola, or family
Glareolidæ, allied to the plovers. They have long, pointed wings and a forked tail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any of several
speciesof birdsin the genera Glareolaor Stiltiaof the family Glareolidae.
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- noun Old World shorebird with long pointed wings and short legs; closely related to the coursers
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Found above the falls are whitebacked night heron Gorsachius leuconotus, African finfoot Podica senegalensis and rock pratincole Glareola nuchalis.
Birdlife on the river and in the bush is prolific with over 380 species recorded including Nyasa lovebird Agapornis lilianae, yellow-spotted nicator Nicator chloris, rock pratincole Glareola nuchalis, banded snake-eagle Circaetus cinerascens, and Livingstone's flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonei.
Other birds include Egyptian vulture, Neophron percnopterus, Bonelli's eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus, booted eagle H. pennatus, marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus, lanner falcon Falco biarmicus, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus (threatened), collared pratincole Glareola pratincola and Moussier's redstart Phoenicurus moussieri.
The Park is an important breeding area for the pinkbacked pelican Pelecanus rufescens, white pelican P. onocrotalus, African fish-eagle Haliaeetus vocifer, Caspian tern Hydroprogne caspia, goliath heron Ardea goliath, rufous-bellied heron Butorides rufiventris, yellowbilled stork Mycteria ibis, pygmy goose Nettapus auritus, collared pratincole Glareola pratincola and greyrumped swallow Pseudohirondo griseopyga.
Lake systems across the ecoregion are regarded as significant refugia by Morton et al. The wetland edges and grasslands of this ecoregion provide critically significant habitats for many migratory shorebirds, most notably the little curlew (Numenius minutus) and oriental pratincole (Glareola maldivarum), for which a large proportion of the total world population aggregates during the non-breeding season.
The Kizilirmak Delta hosts breeding populations of Pelecanus crispus, purple heron (Ardea purpurea), Ciconia nigra, spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), gadwall (Anas strepera), Netta rufina, Aythya nyroca, crane (Grus grus), stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), collared pratincole (Glareola pratincola) and a high number of wintering waterfowls.
These include common waterbirds such as bitterns (cinnamon bittern [Ixobrychus cinnamomeus]), herons and egrets (Indian pond-heron [Ardeola grayii], Pacific reef-egret [Egretta sacra]), storks (woolly-necked stork [Ciconia episcopus]), ibis (black-headed ibis [Threskiornis melanocephalus]), ducks (spot-billed duck [Anas poecilorhyncha]), jacanas (pheasant-tailed jacana [Hydrophasianus chirurgus]), pratinoles (oriental pratincole [Glareola maldivarum]), and terns (black-bellied tern [Sterna acuticauda]).
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