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Madagascar Pratincole nesting in limestone caves As promised, hereby a closer look at a Pratincole using the safety of a limestone cliff for nesting. This one is taken from a canoe, the actual nest is unreachable, high and bordered by water. Glareola ocularis,Madagascar,Madagascar Pratincole,Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park Click/tap to enlarge

Madagascar Pratincole nesting in limestone caves

As promised, hereby a closer look at a Pratincole using the safety of a limestone cliff for nesting. This one is taken from a canoe, the actual nest is unreachable, high and bordered by water.

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The Madagascar Pratincole is a species of bird in the Glareolidae family.
It is found in Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania, possibly Mauritius, and possibly RĂ©union.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, rivers, freshwater lakes, rocky shores, and intertidal marshes.
It is threatened by habitat loss.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Feb 19, 2013. Captured Sep 16, 2012 08:56.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO2000
  • 500mm