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Limosa limosa (Linnaeus, 1758) – Black-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:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and salt-marshes in moist areas. It is migratory, and it has breeding subspecies across different regions, ranging from Western Europe to Central Europe, and another from Central Europe to East Asia. For wintering, it migrates in a large flock to Cameroon, France, India, and Australia. It breeds during April-June, in semi-colonies. It mainly forages on insects, worms, and aquatic 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 habitat disturbance (due to drainage and agriculture), predator attacks, unavailability of food, and harsh climatic conditions (BirdLife International 2017).

References:
BirdLife International 2017. Limosa limosa (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22693150A111611637. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22693150A111611637.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 limosa (Linnaeus, 1758) – Black-tailed Godwit. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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