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Glareola lactea

Identification

16.5-18.5 cm. Pale grey upperparts, brown crown, underwings are mainly black, white tail with a black terminal triangle. The belly is white. Short bill.

Distribution

Eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan to India and Indochina.

Taxonomy

A monotypic species[1]

Habitat

Open country near water.

Behaviour

Breeding

It lays 2-4 eggs in a ground scrape and breeds in gravel or sand banks in rivers.

Diet

The diet includes insects.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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