Indian skimmer

  • IASbaba
  • January 14, 2023
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Environment & Ecology
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Context: Around 250 Indian Skimmers, which has been included in the IUCN Red list of endangered species, were sighted in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary in a day during the Asian Waterbird Census-2023.

About Indian Skimmer:

  • The Indian skimmer also known as Indian scissors-bill (Rynchops albicollis) is one of the three species that belong to the skimmer genus Rynchops.
  • They are mainly found in rivers or estuaries.
  • It is found in southern Asia, where it is patchily distributed and declining in numbers.
  • Distribution: At present, the last strongholds of the Indian Skimmer are India and Bangladesh.
  • IUCN status: Endangered

Source:             The Hindu


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