International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 543

Short Communication

New sighting record of white-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus in Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India

Adesh Kumar
  • Adesh Kumar
  • Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation Lab, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Sayed Kazim Kabir
  • Sayed Kazim Kabir
  • Institute for Wildlife Sciences, ONGC Center for Advanced Studies, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Asif Ahmad Siddiqui
  • Asif Ahmad Siddiqui
  • Institute for Wildlife Sciences, ONGC Center for Advanced Studies, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Amita Kanaujia
  • Amita Kanaujia
  • Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation Lab, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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  •  Received: 23 January 2018
  •  Accepted: 15 June 2018
  •  Published: 31 July 2018

Abstract

The white-tailed Lapwing, Vanellus leucurus, is a species of bird which is listed by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Least Concern, winter visitor to India and breed in Central Asia and Southern Russia. It is occasionally sighted in the western region of Maharashtra State, Gujarat, Rajasthan, India, but hardly ever documented. There is no record of its presence in the study area. In this note, the first sighting record of the white-tailed Lapwing at Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh was reported.

Key words: Winter visitor, Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, Vanellus leucurus.