northern namibia

Rock Pratincole (Glareola nuchalis)

…a strikingly marked species of pranticole that is native to Africa. Two subspecies occur G. n. nuchalis which occurs from Chad to Ethiopia, south to Angola and northern Namibia to western Zambia and Mozambique and G. n. liberiae which occurs from Sierra Leone to western Cameroon. Like other pranticoles (and unlike other shorebirds), rock pranticoles prefer inland habitats to coastal/wet areas, where they will forage for insects and other invertebrates, usually among rocks as their common name suggests.  


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