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Calidris ferruginea (Pontoppidan, 1763) – Curlew Sandpiper

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

This species is uncommon. It inhabits coastal areas of the tundra regions. It is migratory, breeding in Arctic coasts, and wintering in Algeria, Barbados, Belgium, Israel, India, Cambodia, and Turkmenistan. It forages mainly insects and worms during breeding season, molluscs and crustaceans on the wintering grounds (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 land reclamation, pollution, and hunting (BirdLife International 2017).

References:
BirdLife International 2017. Calidris ferruginea (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22693431A110631069. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22693431A110631069.en .Accessed on 15 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni,R. 2020. Calidris ferruginea (Pontoppidan, 1763) – Curlew Sandpiper. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.11. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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