No, I’ve never seen an Oriental Pratincole, and, no, I had no idea what they looked like until I saw the pictures. And, yes, I would like to be in a position where I could twitch one because they are, apparently, seriously cool-looking birds. Charlie, can’t you find the time to chase a cool pratincole in your home country?
More pictures are here.
They are cool looking birds. They have a real swallow like flight.
“Cool” and “pratincole” are perfect synonyms, entirely congruent in meaning and affect. I should be seeing Collareds over the next few weeks, and hope for an outlander is always there….
Corey, I’ve twitched all three northern pratincole species (Oriental, Collared, and Black-winged) already: if one turns up here at Great Chalfield though 10,000 Birds readers will be amongst the very first to know… 🙂