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Collared Pratincole - Glareola pratincola

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This very distinctive wader with its tern-like shape and flight is always a joy to find in the Algarve where it is a scarce passage migrant (commoner in spring) and an erratic breeder in small numbers. Best looked for at Castro Marim NR.

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Adult breeding
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Adult breeding in flight showing distinctive red underwing-coverts
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