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  • Title
    Distribution records and extended range of the Sri Lanka Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger (Aves: Caprimulgiformes: Podargidae) in the Western Ghats: a review from 1862 to 2015
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Sri Lanka Frogmouth (or Ceylon Frogmouth) Batrachostomus moniliger is an endemic resident bird confined to the evergreen and secondary forests of Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats of India. The earlier distribution range of the Frogmouth was from the Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka to the southern tip of India and most of Sri Lanka. Recently, the range has been extended further north to Goa and up to Mumbai in Maharashtra. A number of observations summarized into 202 distributional records (published reports and records uploaded to eBird basic data set, Oriental Bird Images, and GBIF.org from the years 1862 to 2015) of the Frogmouth have been tabulated with its maps, and reviewed for their state-wise distribution records. The need of undertaking surveys to fill up the gaps in their distribution range as well as any further northward extension till the culmination of the Western Ghats has been discussed. It is urged that taxonomical and molecular phylogenetic studies are required to be carried out in different populations of Frogmouths across the entire range.
    Attribution
    Anil Mahabal, Sanjay Thakur & Rajgopal Patil, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9289–9305 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2775.8.11.9289-9305
  • Title
    Range extension and larval habitat of Lyriothemis tricolour Ris, 1919 (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae) from southern Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Worldwide many species of odonates are known to use phytotelmata as a breeding habitat. Hitherto, no species are known to breed in phytotelmata in India. However, field studies conducted in the southern Western Ghats revealed that Lyriothemis tricolor Ris, 1919 (Libellulidae) uses tree holes as a larval habitat. Here we report the range extension of L. tricolor to southern Western Ghats and describe morphology of the larva, exuvia, and adult female. Based on the present study, we describe the larval habitat of L. tricolor in the southern Western Ghats. Our findings reveal that L. tricolor breeds in the tree holes of evergreen and semi-evergreen forests in the southern Western Ghats.
    Attribution
    Das K.S.A., Subramanian K.A., Emiliyamma K.G., Palot M.J., Nishadh K.A. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 17(5) pp. 5237-5246; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3716.5237-46
  • Title
    Rare Aquatic Bird Species of Western Ghats
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Rare Aquatic birds of the western Ghats