Indian Skimmers - The Hindu - 12/01/23

As per the Asian Waterbird Census 2023 (recommended dates for the AWC are 7 – 22 January) which has been started recently, the Godavari estuary in Andhra Pradesh has become a prime and safe habitat for the Indian Skimmer ( Rynchops albicollis). Around 250 Indian Skimmers, were sighted in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary.
-Another common name for Indian skimmers is Indian scissors bill.
-They are more widespread in winter; the Indian skimmer is found in the coastal estuaries of western and eastern India.
-The species can be sighted near the Chambal River in Central India, in few parts of Odisha and in Andhra Pradesh.

->Major Threats:
Habitat degradation, excessive and widespread increases in disturbances near the rivers.

->Protection Status: IUCN Red List Status: Endangered
->CITES: Not listed

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