Bird of the Day #BOTD – The Small Indian Pratincole

By | January 28, 2015

This is the start of a new series on my blog. It is called the Bird of the Day #BOTD and one picture of a bird from around the world will be posted here on and shared with my network on twitter, google + and facebook accounts.

Today’s Bird of the Day #BOTD is the Small Indian Pratincole (Glareola lactea) taken by Sumant Rajguru on the 27th of Jan 2015 in Mundali (Mahanadi Basin) Cuttack, Odisha India.

The Small Indian Praticole (Glareola lactea) - Pic Credits Sumant Rajguru

The Small Indian Pratincole (Glareola lactea)  – Pic Credits Sumant Rajguru


About the Bird

Also known as the Small Pratincole, Little Pratincole and the Small Indian Pratincole is from the small wader in the pratincole  family and is a resident breeder in India, Western Pakistan and South East Asia.

On the least threatens list of its IUCN Conservation Status – this bird is mostly found near water and open grounds mainly feeding on tiny insects.

On flight and due to its size – the Small Indian Pratincole can be easily confused by similarities of a swallow or a swift in air.


The Bird of the Day #BOTD series acts as a general awareness and education platform for people wanting to know more and get interested in avian bird species. Copyright credits are included / attached on link below the photograph (Via). 

If you are interested in being a part of the Bird of the Day #BOTD series – email your photo and a short background of where / when was the picture taken with full reference to your or the photographers identity.  



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Abhishek Behl

Founder | MD & Contributor at Wild Navigator
Founder & Managing Director at Wild Navigator Ltd (An Edinburgh based bespoke Indian subcontinent travel company). Interested in inspiring people with updates from the field of Wildlife Conservation, Communities, Travel, Eco-Sustainability & Social Media. Look forward to my two new projects coming up & Traveling with MS - Lets connect !!!

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