This family, Glareolidae, includes the 17 species of Coursers and Pratincoles. The Coursers are split into two Genera (Cursorius and Rhinoptilus) as are the Pratincoles (Stiltia and Glareola).

Most of the species in this family are listed a Least Concern on the IUCN Red List, the exceptions being Jerdon’s Courser (Critically Endangered), Black-winged Pratincole (Near Threatened) and the Madagascan Pratincole (Vulnerable).

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Coursers and Pratincoles

Bronze-winged Courser

Least Concern

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Burchell’s Courser

Least Concern

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Cream-coloured Courser

Least Concern

 

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Double-banded Courser

Least Concern

 

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Indian Courser

Least Concern

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Jerdon’s Courser

Critically Endangered

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Somali Courser

Least Concern

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Temminck’s Courser

Least Concern

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Three-banded Courser

Least Concern

 

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Australian Pratincole

Least Concern

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Black-winged Pratincole

Near Threatened

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Collared Pratincole

Least Concern

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Grey Pratincole

Least Concern

 

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Madagascan Pratincole

Vulnerable

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Oriental Pratincole

Least Concern

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Rock Pratincole

Least Concern

 

Coursers and Pratincoles

Small Pratincole

Least Concern