Limosa lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758) - Bar-tailed Godwit

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 and the neritic zone up to 440m asl. It is migratory and known for its non-stop long-distance migration. It breeds in Russia and the U.S.A, and winters in the coasts of Senegal, Egypt, the Netherlands, Croatia, Portugal, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Japan. It mainly forages on arthropods, amphibians, and marine invertebrates (BirdLife International 2017).

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 human encroachments including hunting, infrastructure development, and pollution, predator attacks, and climate change (BirdLife International 2017).
 
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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
Maharashtra12241
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2017. Limosa lapponica (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22693158A111221714. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22693158A111221714.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Limosa lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758) – Bar-tailed Godwit. 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/limosa-lapponica, accessed 2024/06/25.