Australian Pratincole / Stiltia isabella

Australian Pratincole / Stiltia isabella

Australian Pratincole

SCI Name:  Stiltia isabella
Protonym:  Glareola isabella Analyse p.69
Taxonomy:  Charadriiformes / Glareolidae /
Taxonomy Code:  auspra1
Type Locality:  'Australasie.''
Publish Year:  1816
IUCN Status:  


(Glareolidae; Ϯ Australian Pratincole S. isabella) Mid. English stilte, stilts; "1844. STILTIA, Pr. B. 1854. (Glareola isabella, Vieill.)" (G. Gray 1855); "45. Stiltia, Bp.   113. grallaria, Temm. (isabella, Vieill.  australis, Leach.)" (Bonaparte 1856). The Australian Pratincole forms a link between the coursers and the pratincoles, having the long legs of the former but the general appearance of the latter.
Synon. Rhimphalea.

● ex “Isabelle” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 121, fig. 2 (syn. Acrocephalus baeticatus).
● Mod. L. isabella isabelline-coloured (syn. Campylorhamphus trochilirostris venezuelensis).
● French name “Glaréole isabelle” given to the Australian Pratincole by Vieillot 1816, with reference to its isabelline colouration (isabelle fawn-coloured) (Stiltia).