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

Taxonomic Notes:

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

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).

BirdLife International 2016. Heliopais personatus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22692181A93340327. Accessed on 31 January 2020.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2022. Heliopais personatus (G.R. Gray, 1849) – Masked Finfoot. 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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