Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
First record of Limnodromus scolopaceus (Say, 1823) and Calidris ferruginea (Pontoppidan 1763) from North East India
Author(s): Nilutpal Mahanta, Dr. PK Saikia, Pranjal Mahananda, Sangeeta Das, Raktim Saikia
Abstract: Shorebirds are a diverse group of mostly small, long-legged and gregarious birds that live along shorelines and inland waterways worldwide. According to Thurston, 1996 waders fly swiftly in large flocks migrating long distances between their seasonal ranges. Limnodromus scolopaceus and Calidris ferruginea are two migratory waders which have never been recorded from North East India. This paper reports the first record of these two waders from North East India.