Collared Pratincole

Glareola pratincola (Linnaeus, 1766) KM COLPR 4650
Family: Charadriiformes > Glareolidae

Collared Pratincole, Philip Croft

A scarce but annual visitor from southern Europe.

Habitat loss, agricultural intensification, and disturbance appear to be reducing numbers within the Collared Pratincole's breeding range, one consequence of which is decreasing numbers of individuals reaching our shores.

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905 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
905 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.

Collared 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


Collared Pratincole is a rare vagrant, usually recorded in spring and early summer.

Weekly occurence of Collared 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 Collared 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.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


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

Welsh: Cwtiad-wennol Dorchog
Catalan: perdiu de mar europea
Czech: ouhorlík stepní
Danish: Rødvinget Braksvale
Dutch: Vorkstaartplevier
Estonian: kõnnu-pääsujooksur
Finnish: pääskykahlaaja
French: Glaréole à collier
German: Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe
Hungarian: székicsér
Icelandic: Þernutrítill
Irish: Pratancól Muinceach
Italian: Pernice di mare
Latvian: brunsparnu bezdeligtartinš
Lithuanian: pievine kregždune
Norwegian: Brakksvale
Polish: zwirowiec lakowy
Portuguese: perdiz-do-mar
Slovak: prieložník stepný
Slovenian: rjava komatna tekica
Spanish: Canastera común
Swedish: rödvingad vadarsvala

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