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v1i1.7

Volume 1 | Number 1 | April 2009
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)
DOI:10.47605/tapro.v1i1.7

Submitted date: 12 January 2009
Accepted date: 15 January 2009
Published date: 06 April 2009
Pp. 36–38

AN OBSERVATION OF Vanellus indicus BODDAERT, 1783 (AVES : CHARADRIIDAE) FEED ON AN EXOTIC Laevicaulis altae FERUSSAE, 1821 (GASTROPODA: VERONICELLIDAE) AT A HUMAN HABITATION IN SRI LANKA

W. Madhava S. Botejue*
*E-mail: madhavabotejue@gmail.com

Red–Wattled Lapwing is a common resident bird distributed throughout Sri Lanka. Laevicaulis altae is an exotic land slug found in home gardens and cultivations in the lowland wet zone and intermediate zone. L. altae and other exotic snails and slugs are pests, which is a serious and growing problem in Sri Lanka. This observation describes the behaviour of Red–Wattled Lapwing feeding on the exotic land slug at the premises of the Open University of Sri Lanka, Colombo.
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