Heliopais personatus (G.R. Gray, 1849) - Masked Finfoot

Subspecies in India




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This species is rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and forests of India (mainly in West Bengal), Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia, from the sea level up to 1,220m. (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:



According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 600-1,700 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture, oil spills and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2016).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2016. Heliopais personatus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22692181A93340327. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22692181A93340327.en. Accessed on 31 January 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Heliopais personatus (G.R. Gray, 1849) – Masked Finfoot. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/heliopais-personatus, accessed 2024/06/25.