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

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni,R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Limosa lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758) – Bar-tailed Godwit. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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