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Volume 5 | Number 2 | November 2013 v5i2.118 taprobanica 5 2 cover low


Volume 5 | Number 2 | November 2013
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ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 25 July 2012
Accepted date: 19 November 2013
Published date: 25 December 2013
Pp. 156.

First sighting of Long-tailed duck from West Bengal

A. Raha & D. Gupta*
*Corresponding author. E-mail: debanta_gupta@yahoo.com

Long-tailed duck, Clangula hyemalis is vulnerable and one of the rare vagrants in Indian subcontinent. This species was first sighted in Arunachal Pradesh in 1935, subsequently, in Kashmir, Uttarakhand, and Punjab in 2001. On 21 February 2013, Shantanu Prasad sighted a single female long-tailed duck at Gajoldoba, West Bengal. This is the first record of this bird from Eastern India observed on 28 February 2013.

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