Consider the following avian fauna:
1. Spoon-billed Sandpiper
2. Bengal Florican
3. Jerdon’s Courser
Which among the following is / are migratory species in India?

Answer: [A] Only 1

Bird species falling under the Critically Endangered category in India:-

  • Migratory wetland species:Baer’s Pochard, Siberian Crane and Spoon-billed Sandpiper.
  • Non-migratory wetland species: White-bellied Heron.
  • Grassland species:Bengal Florican, Great Indian Bustard, Jerdon’s Courser and Sociable Lapwing.
  • Forest species: Forest Owlet.
  • Scavengers: Indian Vulture, Red-headed Vulture, White-backed Vulture and Slender-billed Vulture.

Himalayan Quail and Pink-headed Duck are now considered Extinct for all practical purposes

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