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The small pratincole (Glareola lactea) belongs to the family Glareolidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Small pratincole taxonomy

Charadriiformes is a diverse order comprising about 350 species grouped under six suborders, viz., Lari, Charadrii, Chionidi, Turnici, Scolopaci and Thinocori.

The suborder Lari comprises six families, viz., Glareolidae, Laridae, Alcidae, Stercorariidae, Pluvianidae and Dromadidae.

The family Glareolidae is divided into subfamilies, Glareolinae and Cursoriinae. The subfamily Glareolinae comprises two genera, namely, Glareola and Stiltia.

The genus Stiltia has only one species, Stiltia isabella. The genus Glareola comprises seven species, viz., Glareola lactea, Glareola cinerea, Glareola nuchalis, Glareola ocularis, Glareola nordmanni, Glareola maldivarum and Glareola pratincola.

"The genus name Glareola is a diminutive of Latin glarea, "gravel", referring to a typical nesting habitat." The word "lactea" points to the pale coloration of the species.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Glareola lactea
Species:G. lactea

Glareola lactea
1.Small pratincole - Glareola lactea
Photo by Davidvraju

Glareola lactea
2.Small pratincole - Glareola lactea
Photo by Sp.herp

Glareola lactea
3.Small pratincole - Glareola lactea
Photo by Sp.herp

Glareola lactea
4.Small pratincole - Glareola lactea
Photo by Rudraksha Chodankar

Glareola lactea
5.Small pratincole - Glareola lactea
Photo by SandipanghoshBU

Glareola lactea
6.Small pratincole - Glareola lactea
by J.M.Garg

Glareola lactea
7.Small pratincole - Glareola lactea
by Jason Thompson

Glareola lactea eggs
8.Small pratincole - Glareola lactea eggs
by Aditya Joshi

Glareola lactea chick
9.Glareola lactea chick
by Aditya Joshi


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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Davidvraju | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Sp.herp | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
3.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Sp.herp | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
4.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Rudraksha Chodankar | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: SandipanghoshBU | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
6.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
7.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Jason Thompson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 7/17/17
8.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Aditya Joshi | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
9.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Aditya Joshi | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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