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Small pratincole (Glareola lactea)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Glareolidae
Subfamily: Glareolinae
Genus: Glareola
Brisson, 1760

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Glareola is a genus of birds in the family Glareolidae. The genus name is a diminutive of Latin glarea, "gravel", referring to a typical nesting habitat.[1]

The pratincoles are a group of birds consisting of the seven species of this genus and the Australian pratincole, the only species of the genus Stiltia.

Species list[edit]


  1. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.