Oriental Pratincoles in SE Queensland

In December 2022 I was fortunate to be invited to participate in a bird-count at the Seven-mile Lagoon at Lockyer Waters on the Yuggara – Ugarapul ancestral land. Fortunately this coincided with reports of several Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum) and I was given permission to obtain footage/photos.

Oriental Pratincole
Oriental Pratincole
Oriental Pratincoles

I had previously seen the same species on 22 December 1996, and from the poor-footage you can see that conditions were quite similar then, maybe it was a ‘tad’ drier?

I believe the video-quality has also improved somewhat since then.

Oriental Pratincole






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