Pratincoles are birds that live on the ground around water bodies and have a lapwing-like stature.
The scorching May month heat was about to put an end to our birding for a month.But our birding instincts forced Sripad and me for a drive to Siruthavoor today.
We were lucky once once again with this sighting of "*Collared Pratincole*". They are not so common here.
Oriental Pratincole & Collared Pratincole look very similar.Collared Pratincole - Photo by Skandan
1) have Tail tip reaching the tip of the Closed wings at rest.
2) have White trailing edge in the primaries (visible in flight)
Collared Pratincole - Photo by Skandan
Pictorial differences between Oriental Pratincole vs Collared Paratincole.