Black-winged Pratincole

Glareola nordmanni (JG Fischer von Waldheim, 1842) KW BLWPR 4670
Family: Charadriiformes > Glareolidae

Black-winged Pratincole, Yoav Perlman

A very rare late summer visitor from breeding grounds located in the extreme south-east of Europe, east to south-west Russia and Kazakhstan. Individuals migrate to wintering sites predominantly located in South Africa, though some individuals occur in the west of Africa during the winter months.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
535 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
535 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

Black-winged Pratincole breeding distribution 2008-11
Britain and Ireland Breeding Distribution 2008-2011.
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Occupied 10-km squares in UK

European Distribution Map

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


Black-winged Pratincole is a rare vagrant, usually recorded in summer.

Weekly occurence of Black-winged Pratincole from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Black-winged Pratincole, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Cwtiad-wennol Adeinddu
Catalan: perdiu de mar alanegra
Czech: ouhorlík cernokrídlý
Danish: Sortvinget Braksvale
Dutch: Steppevorkstaartplevier
Estonian: stepi-pääsujooksur
Finnish: aropääskykahlaaja
French: Glaréole à ailes noires
German: Schwarzflügel-Brachschwalbe
Hungarian: feketeszárnyú székicsér
Icelandic: Stepputrítill
Irish: Pratancól Dubheiteach
Italian: Pernice di mare orientale
Latvian: melnsparnu bezdeligtartinš
Lithuanian: juodasparne kregždune
Norwegian: Steppebrakksvale
Polish: zwirowiec stepowy
Portuguese: perdiz-do-mar-d'asa-preta
Slovak: prieložník ciernokrídly
Slovenian: crna komatna tekica
Spanish: Canastera alinegra
Swedish: svartvingad vadarsvala

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