Wintering of the Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus (Aves: Charadriiformes: Charadriidae) in Kerala, India

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R Roshnath


Sightings of Grey-headed Lapwings wintering in Kerala were compiled from different sources.  With a total of 77 sightings from 1999–2016 in Kerala the bird, which was earlier thought to be a rare winter visitor, was found to be a frequent visitor to the state.  Kole wetland, Vellayani-Punchakkari paddy fields and Kattampally wetlands were the sites in Kerala with fairly regular sightings of the bird.  From the records, it was found that they are here from October to April, with a maximum number of sightings in January.

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R Roshnath, Ecology and Evolutionary Lab, Department of Animal Sciences, Central University of Kerala, Padannakad, Kerala 671316, India

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