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Calidris pygmaea (Linnaeus, 1758) – Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered 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 rare species inhabits grasslands and intertidal zones of the coastal region from the sea level up to 70m. It is migratory, breeding in north-eastern Russia and wintering in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Southeast Asian countries like Japan. It sometimes congregates in large numbers especially around the migratory season and gets dispersive in small groups on wintering grounds (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:   

This species is listed as Critically Endangered 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, with the current population size ranging between 240 and 456 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large scale commercial and agricultural developments, harsh climatic conditions and also hunting along the migratory route and on wintering grounds (BirdLife International 2018). 

References:
BirdLife International 2018. Calidris pygmaea . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22693452A134202771. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22693452A134202771.en. Accessed on 30 January 2020.


Aves > Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae > Calidris


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Calidris pygmaea (Linnaeus, 1758) – Spoon-billed Sandpiper. 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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