Visit the revamped IBC site!

The page you are on now will be closed in a few days. Check out this species on the new IBC!

Coursers and Pratincoles (Glareolidae)

Grey Pratincole (Glareola cinerea) - HBW 3, p. 383

French: Glaréole grise German: Graubrachschwalbe Spanish: Canastera Gris
Other common names: Cream-coloured Pratincole

Taxonomy: Glareola cinerea Fraser, 1843, mouth of River Niger.
Sometimes placed in genus Galachrysia with G. nuchalis and G. lactea. Forms superspecies with G. lactea. Birds from upper R Niger, with more cinnamon on nape and breast, may merit subspecific separation as race colorata. Monotypic.

Distribution: Large rivers and coasts: Mali and Niger to Ghana, Cameroon, W Zaire and NW Angola.

  •      No sound recordings available yet