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Rynchops albicollis Swainson, 1838 – Indian Skimmer

Taxonomic Notes:



Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and marshlands of coasts. It is migratory, breeding in a large flock in India (Himachal Pradesh and Odisha) and Pakistan. Its wintering areas are in Myanmar, Cambodia and western India (Gujarat and Rajasthan) (BirdLife International 2017).

Conservation Status:



According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 4,000-6,700 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to human encroachments causing pollution (BirdLife International 2017).

References:
BirdLife International 2017. Rynchops albicollis (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22694268A110600990. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22694268A110600990.en. Accessed on 06 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Rynchops albicollis Swainson, 1838 – Indian Skimmer. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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