Check List 12(5): e19559, doi: 10.15560/12.5.1957
White-tailed Lapwing, Vanellus leucurus (Lichtenstein, 1823) (Aves, Charadriidae) in Nallasopara, Palghar, Maharashtra state, India — a rare species for western Maharashtra
expand article infoVarun Satose, Vikrant Choursiya§, Arpit Parekh|
‡ Institute for Advanced Training & Research in Interdisciplinary Sciences, Sion (East), Mumbai 400022, India,§ Zoology Department, Bhavan's College, Andheri, Mumbai-400058,| F/302, Sukh Angan C.H.S., S.T. Road, Nallasopara (West), Palghar-401203, India,
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Abstract
The White-tailed Lapwing, Vanellus leucurus, is a winter visitor to India that breeds in Central Asia and portions of southern Russia. It is occasionally sighted in the western region of Maharashtra state, India, but rarely documented. Previously it is known from only a few records in this state. We report a new record of V. leucurus from Maharashtra state, as well as an earlier sighting of this species.
Keywords
wader; saltpan; subcontinent; migratory; winter range; Mumbai, wetland