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Glareolidae - coursers, pratincoles

Temminck's CourserThere are 18 species of birds in this family. They are found in warm places in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Coursers have long legs, short wings, and long bills that curve down at the end. They chase insects on the ground and they live in arid regions.

The pratincoles have short legs and bills; long, pointed wings; and forked tails. They hunt for insects while they are in the air. Species in this family include: the Egyptian plover, Temminck's courser, the Madagascar pratincole, the three-banded courser, and the Indian courser.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status, or there is no status data for the species.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species

None   Oriental Pratincole - Glareola maldivarum Least Concern

Species Around the World

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Indian Courser - Cursorius coromandelicus Least Concern Asia
Cursorius cursor Least Concern Asia Europe
Burchell's Courser - Cursorius rufus Least Concern Africa
Somali Courser - Cursorius somalensis Least Concern Africa
Temminck's Courser - Cursorius temminckii Least Concern Africa
Gray Pratincole - Glareola cinerea Least Concern Africa
Small Pratincole - Glareola lactea Least Concern Asia
Oriental Pratincole - Glareola maldivarum Least Concern Africa Asia Australia North America
Black-winged Pratincole - Glareola nordmanni Near Threatened Africa Europe

  Rock Pratincole - Glareola nuchalis Least Concern Africa
Madagascar Pratincole - Glareola ocularis Vulnerable Africa
Collared Pratincole - Glareola pratincola Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
Egyptian Plover - Pluvianus aegyptius Least Concern Africa
Double-banded Courser - Rhinoptilus africanus Least Concern Africa
Jerdon's Courser - Rhinoptilus bitorquatus Critically Endangered Asia
Bronze-winged Courser - Rhinoptilus chalcopterus Least Concern Africa
Three-banded Courser - Rhinoptilus cinctus Least Concern Africa
Australian Pratincole - Stiltia isabella Least Concern Australia Asia

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