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Rhinoptilus bitorquatus (Blyth, 1848) – Jerdon's Courser

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This restricted-range endemic species is very rare. It inhabits the sparse shrublands of the Eastern Ghats in India (mostly in Sironcha (Maharsahtra), Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka) (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered 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, with the current population size ranging between 50 and 249 individuals. Since 2009, it has not been spotted in the wild. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat destruction due to shrubland clearance for agriculture and other anthropological activities (BirdLife International 2017).

References:
BirdLife International 2017. Rhinoptilus bitorquatus (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22694103A117189206.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22694103A117189206.enDownloaded on 30 January 2020.


Aves > Charadriiformes > Glareolidae > Rhinoptilus


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Rhinoptilus bitorquatus (Blyth, 1848) – Jerdon's Courser. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1015/Rhinoptilus-bitorquatus
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