Collared Pratincole
Collared Pratincole
Collared Pratincole
Scientific Name 
Glareola pratincola
Arabic Name 
أبو اليسر الشائع
Kuwaiti name 
خطاف عمان
63.0 cm
25.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Common passage migrant and scarce summer visitor. Often found near inland waters, farmland and coastal wetlands. Migrates in flocks; 129 were seen in mid April 2008.
Where in Kuwait 
This species can be found at many locations in Kuwait, from farmlands to inland pools and even coastal areas
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a decreasing population with Northern populations of this species are fully migratory and many African populations are nomadic.It breeds in southern Europe, north and central Africa, and central Asia, and migrates south during winter to southern Africa and India. It typically lives in small colonies, although outside of the breeding season these can expand to considerably larger flocks. It is an insectivore, most active at dawn and dusk.
Local threats 
Use of herbicides and insecticides and to changes to its preferred habitats