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Indian skimmers


Source: NIE 

Context: The Satkosia wildlife sanctuary in India has recorded the breeding of Indian Skimmers for the first time


About Indian Skimmers:

Common NameIndian Skimmer, Indian Scissors-bill (Rynchops albicollis)

Native The Indian Skimmer is native to India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam.
HabitatCoastal estuaries, sandy lowland rivers, lakes, marshes, estuaries
DistributionWestern and eastern India, with breeding locations mostly along the Chambal River in Central India
IUCN Endangered
CITES StatusNot listed
ThreatsHabitat degradation, disturbances near rivers
About Satkosia wildlife sanctuaryLocated in Odisha on the banks of the Mahanadi River, the sanctuary is one of the critical tiger habitats by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).