Limnodromus semipalmatus (Blyth, 1848) - Asian Dowitcher

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


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This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands, marshes and lakeshores. It is migratory, breeding in small colonies in Russia, Mongolia, and China during May-June, and wintering in large groups in the Republic of Korea, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and Australia. It mostly feeds on small fish, insects, and worms (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status: 
  

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The threats to its persistence come from breeding habitat disturbance due to drainage, agricultural practices, hunting, and climate change (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. Limnodromus semipalmatus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22693351A93397892. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22693351A93397892.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Limnodromus semipalmatus (Blyth, 1848) – Asian Dowitcher. 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/limnodromus-semipalmatus, accessed 2024/06/25.