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Oriental Pratincole

(c) Photo by Forest Ang

Common Name : Oriental Pratincole
Scientific Name : Glareola maldivarum
Size : 25 cm
Found : Bukit Mertajam, Penang

This adult was seen protecting her chick some distant away. She tried to fake broken wing when we were at the vicnity. They build nests on open ground. Dogs were seen wandering around vast open space searching for chicks and eggs. Survival of the fitness - that's the reality of the animal kingdom.

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