A clean list of Odonata names have been uploaded on IBP based on Subramanian, K.A. and Babu, R. (2017). Checklist of Odonata (Insecta) of India. Version 3.0.

 In Maharashtra state, because of the shortage of the water in 8 months of dry period in any given year, hundreds of small to large sizes of dams are built by the Irrigation dept, in order to provide water for drinking and for farming.

This has proved a boon to the winter visitor birds.

We in Mah state start our nature study by visiting winter visitors arrived at the nearby backwater place.

While editing and selecting habitat for the birds, I had to select lake as the option closer to backwater.

There are natural lakes found as well in Maharashtra (though now very few because of serial drought or because of the illegal constructions).

So, please add "Backwater' as one of the habitats

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  • habitat
  • backwater
  • checkdam
  • winter visitors