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The oriental pratincole (Glareola maldivarum) belongs to the family Glareolidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Oriental pratincole taxonomy

The family Glareolidae is divided into two subfamilies, Glareolinae and Cursoriinae. The subfamily Glareolinae has two genera under it and the subfamily Cursoriinae comprises of three genera.

The genera under Glareolinae are Stiltia and Glareola. The genera under Cursoriinae are Cursorius, Rhinoptilus and Smutsornis. The genus Stiltia has only one species, Stiltia isabella (Vieillot, 1816) under it.

The genus Glareola comprises six species, namely Glareola pratincola, Glareola maldivarum, Glareola nordmanni, Glareola ocularis, Glareola nuchalis, Glareola cinerea and Glareola lactea.

The species Glareola maldivarum is also known as grasshopper-bird or swallow-plover. The genus name Glareola is from the Latin word glarea meaning "gravel" (indicating the habitat). The type specimen was caught alive at sea, off the Maldive Islands. Hence the species is named maldivarum.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Glareola maldivarum
Species:G. maldivarum

Glareola maldivarum
1.Oriental pratincole - Glareola maldivarum
Photo by Alnus

Glareola maldivarum
2.Oriental pratincole - Glareola maldivarum
by JJ Harrison

Glareola maldivarum
3.Oriental pratincole - Glareola maldivarum
by David Cook

Glareola maldivarum
4.Oriental pratincole - Glareola maldivarum
by Charles Lam

Glareola maldivarum
5.Oriental pratincole - Glareola maldivarum
by Davis Kwan

Glareola maldivarum
6.Oriental pratincole - Glareola maldivarum
by Sandipan das

Glareola maldivarum
7.Oriental pratincole - Glareola maldivarum
by andy li

Glareola maldivarum
8.Oriental pratincole - Glareola maldivarum
by andy li


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1.Oriental pratincole photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pratincole_8175.jpg (cropped)
Author: Alnus | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
2.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Glareola_maldivarum_-_Beung_Borapet.jpg (cropped)
Author: JJ Harrison | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
3.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kookr/16178124374/ (cropped)
Author: David Cook | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/30/17
4.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kclama/2412981133/ (cropped)
Author: Charles Lam | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 7/1/17
5.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kwingkai/2415823995/ (cropped)
Author: Davis Kwan | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/30/17
6.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/25283411@N04/5506074318/
Author: Sandipan das | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 7/1/17
7.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_li/4482541888/in/photostream/
Author: andy li | License: CC BY-ND 2.0 as on 7/1/17
8.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_li/4479964042/
Author: andy li | License: CC BY-ND 2.0 as on 7/1/17
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