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Sociable Lapwing

Aug 06 2012

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) This is a Critically Endangered bird that winters in India. Flocks of these birds migrate to North Western India (Rajasthan and Kutch) during winters from their breeding grounds in Russia and Kazakhstan. Their number was estimated to be around 600-1800 individuals, before a superflock of around 3200 individuals was discovered in Turkey in 2007. This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on November 17, 2010.

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Sociable Lapwing

Aug 06 2012

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) This is a Critically Endangered bird that winters in India. Flocks of these birds migrate to North Western India (Rajasthan and Kutch) during winters from their breeding grounds in Russia and Kazakhstan. Their number was estimated to be around 600-1800 individuals, before a superflock of around 3200 individuals was discovered in Turkey in 2007. This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on November 17, 2010.

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Sociable Lapwing

Aug 06 2012

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) This is a Critically Endangered bird that winters in India. Flocks of these birds migrate to North Western India (Rajasthan and Kutch) during winters from their breeding grounds in Russia and Kazakhstan. Their number was estimated to be around 600-1800 individuals, before a superflock of around 3200 individuals was discovered in Turkey in 2007. This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on November 17, 2010.

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Sociable Lapwing

Aug 06 2012

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) This is a Critically Endangered bird that winters in India. Flocks of these birds migrate to North Western India (Rajasthan and Kutch) during winters from their breeding grounds in Russia and Kazakhstan. Their number was estimated to be around 600-1800 individuals, before a superflock of around 3200 individuals was discovered in Turkey in 2007. This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on November 17, 2010.

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Indian Thick-knee

Aug 05 2012

Indian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus indicus) Sometimes regarded as a species split from Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus), this bird is found in dry open stony areas. It is chiefly nocturnal, resting in shade during the day. Its cryptic plumage helps it camouflage itself against its habitat, especially when it crouches on the ground. This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on April 02, 2011.

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