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wpeFA.jpg (8834 bytes) Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Glareola ocularis Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Glareolidae Family
 25 cm Length
Tropical lowlands, wet or seasonally flooded grassland, rivers lakes, rocky shores, and intertidal marshes. Range follow link Habitat
 Eggs, laid in a hollow in rock, lined with regurgitated insect exoskeletons. Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae & plant matter. Food  
3174 - TSN: 176776 World Number
Vulnerable Status

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AKA:- Czech: Ouhorlík madagaskarský
Danish: Madagaskarbraksvale
German: Madagaskarbrachschwalbe
English: Madagascan Pratincole, Madagascar Pranticole, Madagascar Pratincole
Spanish: Canastera Malgache, Corredora Malgache
Estonian: madagaskari pääsujooksur
Finnish: Madagaskarinpääskykahlaaja
French: Glaréole de Madagascar, Glaréole malgache
Italian: Pernice di mare del Madagascar
Japanese: chabaratsubamechidori
Japanese: チャバラツバメチドリ
Latin: Glareola ocularis
Malagasy: kekakeka, Viko-viko, Vorombato
Dutch: Madagaskarvorkstaartplevier
Norwegian: Madagaskarbrakksvale
Polish: zwirowiec madagaskarski, żwirowiec madagaskarski
Portuguese: Perdiz-do-mar-malgaxe
Russian: Мадагаскарская тиркушка
Slovak: prieložník krátkochvostý
Swedish: Madagaskarvadarsvala
Swahili: Bwabwaja Bukini
Chinese: 马岛燕鸻

Range:- Breeding endemic to Madagascar Non-breeding-

Comoros Rare/Accidental


Mauritius Rare/Accidental


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