Shorebirds of Kerala (including Gulls and Terns)

By: C. Sashikumar, Muhamed Jafer Palot, Sathyan Meppayur and C. Radhakrishnan

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Contents Introduction. Systematic list. Topography of a bird. Wing of a shorebird. 1. Pheasant tailed Jacana. 2. Bronze winged Jacana. 3. Greater Painted Snipe. 4. Eurasian Oystercatcher. 5. Pacific Golden Plover. 6. Grey Plover. 7. Common Ringed Plover. 8. Little Ringed Plover. 9. Kentish Plover. 10. Lesser Sand Plover. 11. Greater Sand Plover. 12. Yellow wattled Lapwing. 13. Grey headed Lapwing. 14. Red wattled Lapwing. 15. Sociable Lapwing. 16. White tailed Lapwing. 17. Eurasian Woodcock. 18. Wood Snipe. 19. Pintail Snipe. 20. Swinhoe's Snipe. 21. Common Snipe. 22. Jack Snipe. 23. Black tailed Godwit. 24. Bar tailed Godwit. 25. Whimbrel. 26. Eurasian Curlew. 27. Spotted Redshank. 28. Common Redshank. 29. Marsh Sandpiper. 30. Common Greenshank. 31. Green Sandpiper. 32. Wood Sandpiper. 33. Terek Sandpiper. 34. Common Sandpiper. 35. Ruddy Turnstone. 36. Great Knot. 37. Sanderling. 38. Spoonbill Sandpiper. 39. Little Stint. 40. Temminck's Stint. 41. Dunlin. 42. Curlew Sandpiper. 43. Broad billed Sandpiper. 44. Ruff. 45. Black winged Stilt. 46. Pied Avocet. 47. Crab Plover. 48. Stone Curlew. 49. Great Stone Plover. 50. Indian Courser. 51. Oriental Pratincole. 52. Small Pratincole. 53. Pallas's Gull. 54. Heuglin's Gull. 55. Brown headed Gull. 56. Black headed Gull. 57. Gull billed Tern. 58. Caspian Tern. 59. River Tern. 60. Lesser Crested Tern. 61. Large Crested Tern. 62. Sandwich Tern. 63. Black naped Tern. 64. Common Tern. 65. Saunders's Tern. 66. White cheeked Tern. 67. Black bellied Tern. 68. Bridled Tern. 69. Sooty Tern. 70. Whiskered Tern. 71. White winged Black Tern. Selected bibliography. Glossary. Index to scientific names. Index to common names. From the introduction During the early 1980s when we used to observe the birds at the estuaries seacoast and other wetlands of North Kerala we had always been perplexed at the identity of several species of Shorebirds encountered. The bird books available at the time we found to our consternation were totally inadequate to deal with this complex group of waders. Later the book Shorebirds an Identification Guide to the Waders of the World (Hayman et al. 1986) appeared on the scene. Apart from being extremely useful to correct identification this classic made us aware of the intricacies of the various plumages phases etc. concerning the Shorebirds. The fact that more than 12 species of shore birds hitherto unrecorded in Kerala were found to occur here since 1987 underlines the importance of this book and the interest generated in this difficult group of birds in the region though only a handful of birdwatchers possessed a copy of the book. We wanted to share the identification skills we had newly acquired and the culmination was a workshop on the field identification of shorebirds held at Madayipara Kannur district in August 1995 in which several birdwatchers from different parts of Kerala participated. But even after almost two decades since then we find that shorebird study in Kerala is still in its infancy. There are still only a few individuals who grapple with the shorebird identification problems there are no regular monitoring programmes for the major wintering areas and there is no ringing data at all on our shorebirds. The present volume which is a regional guide on the shorebirds gulls and terns will generate sufficient new interest in this interesting group of birds. Printed Pages: 165.

Title: Shorebirds of Kerala (including Gulls and Terns)

Author Name: C. Sashikumar, Muhamed Jafer Palot, Sathyan Meppayur and C. Radhakrishnan

Categories: Zoology, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kolkata, India, Zoological Survey of India: 2004

ISBN: 8181710479

ISBN 13: 9788181710475

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 040546

Keywords: Shorebirds of Kerala (including Gulls and Terns)