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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2019, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part A

Distribution range extension of grey-headed lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) in Chhattisgarh, Eastern Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand, India

Author(s):

AMK Bharos, Ameet Mandavia, Ravi Naidu and Ankit Badesha

Abstract:
The Grey Headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus), is a winter visitor to the Indian subcontinent and reported in small flocks in Assam, Bangladesh, North Bihar, straggler in Kashmir, Rajasthan and Gujarat, elsewhere it is rare. The habitat of the species during winter season is described as marshy places, the edges of Jheels, banks of rivers, wet grazing grounds, ploughed and stubbles. Though it has been recorded from Bastar region in southern parts of Chhattisgarh but not from central and northern regions. It has been categorized as Least Concern by IUCN Red Data List. Our study revealed its presence in central region, eastern Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. The species was found singly, in pairs and in flocks. Suggest that the it has adopted to its range extension further eastward from Vidharbha region of Maharashtra, in central India.

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How to cite this article:
AMK Bharos, Ameet Mandavia, Ravi Naidu and Ankit Badesha. Distribution range extension of grey-headed lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) in Chhattisgarh, Eastern Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand, India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2019;6(3):11-13.
International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies