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Rhinoptilus bitorquatus Blyth, 1848:254

Jerdon's courser, Double-banded courser, Double-banded plover

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cursorius bitorquatus Blyth, 1848:254; Macrotarsius bitorquatus Blyth, 1848:254

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1935 or prior (1848?; June 1900?; 1917, egg collected?)

Rediscovered in 1986

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

India

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Blyth, E. (1848). Report of the Curator Zoological Department. Journal of the Asiatic Society, Bengal 17(1): 247-255.


Other references:

Anon. (1990). Status and ecology of the Lesser and Bengal Floricans with reports on Jerdon's Courser and Mountain Quail. Final Report. P. 1-11. 

Anonymous. (2006). Canal re-routing throws India's rarest bird a lifeline. World Birdwatch 28(1): 4.

Bhushan, Bharat. (1986a). Rediscovery of the Jerdon's or double-banded courser Cursorius bitorquatus (Blyth). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 83(1): 1-14.

Bhushan, Bharat. (1986b). Photographic record of the Jerdon's or Double-banded Courser Cursorius bitorquatus. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 83 (4): 159-162.

BirdLife International. (2001). Jerdon's Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus, pp. 1454-1457. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.

BirdLife International. (2008). Canal diverted to save Jerdon's Courser. Available at: http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2008/08/jerdons_courser.html.

BirdLife International. (2009). Triple helping of good news for Jerdon's Courser. Available at: http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2009/09/jerdons_courser.html.

BirdLife International. (2012). Species factsheet: Rhinoptilus bitorquatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/07/2012.

BirdLife International. (2013). Rhinoptilus bitorquatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 21 December 2013.

Blanford, W. T. (1898). Rhinoptilus bitorquatus. Fauna of British India (Birds), 4, p. 213.

Chandrasekhar, A. and Jeganathan, P. (2008). A glimmer of hope for the critically endangered Jerdon's Courser. Mistnet 9(4): 19.

Chavan, R.; Barber, I. (2012). In search of the elusive Jerdon's Courser: what future for one of the most endangered birds on earth? BirdingASIA 18: 102-104.

Collar, Nigel J. and Sykes, Brian R. (2009). Lost, found and saved—OBC conservation: the next 25 years. BirdingASIA 11: 41-46.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Fuller, Errol. (1988). Extinct Birds. New York: Facts on File Publications. 256 pp.

Jeganathan, P., R. E. Green, C. G.R. Bowden, K. Norris, D. Pain & A. R. Rahmani. (2002). Use of tracking strips and automatic cameras for detecting critically endangered Jerdon’s Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus in scrub jungle in Andhra Pradesh, India. Oryx 36: 182-188.

Jeganathan P, R E Green, K Norris, I N Vogiatzakis, A Bartsch, S R Wotton, C G R Bowden, G H Griffiths, D. Pain & A R Rahmani. (2004). Modelling habitat selection and distribution of the critically endangered Jerdon’s courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus in scrub jungle: an application of a new tracking method. Journal of Applied Ecology 41(2): 224-237.

Jeganathan, P., Rahmani, A.R., & Green, R.E. (2005). Construction of Telugu-Ganga Canal in and around two protected areas in Cuddapah District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Immediate threat to the world population of the critically endangered Jerdon’s Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatusp. Survey Report. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.

Jeganathan, P, A R Rahmani, R E Green, K Norris, I N Vogiatzakis, C Bowden & Debbie Pain. (2008). Quantification of threats and suggested ameliorative measures for the conservation of the critically endangered Jerdon's Couser ' and its habitat. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 105(1): 73-83.

Jeganathan, P., Rahmani, A. R., Green, R.E., Norris, K., Bowder, C., Wotton, S. R. and Pain, D. (2004). Conservation of the critically endangered Jerdon’s Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus in India: final report. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.

Jeganathan, P. Wotton, S. R. (2004). The First Recordings Of Calls Of The Jerdon's Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus (Blyth), Family Glareolidae. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 101(1): 26-28.

Kasambe, R., Pimplapure, A. & Thosar, G. (2008). In search of Jerdon’s Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus in Vidarbha, Maharashtra. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 48 (6): 89-91.

Knox, Alan G. (2014). The first egg of Jerdon's courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus and a review of the early records of this species. Archives of Natural History 41: 75-93.

Knox, Alan G. and Piertney, Stuart B. (2012). The discovery of the egg of Jerdon's courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus (Blyth 1848). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 109(3): 149-152.

Piersma, Theunis. (2008). Family Glareolidae (Coursers and Pratincoles). In: del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Sargatal, Jordi, Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 3, Hoatzins to Auks, Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, pp. 364-375.

Ripley, S. D.; B. M. Beehler. (1989). Systematics, biogeography, and conservation of Jerdon's Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus. Journal of Yamashina Institute of Ornithology 21: 165–174.

Sankaran, R. (1990) Mountain Quail - a preliminary survey. in Anon. Status and ecology of the Lesser and Bengal. Floricans with reports on Jerdon’s Courser and Mountain Quail. Bombay: BNHS pp. 135-137.

Senapathi, D, I N Vogiatzakis, P Jeganathan, J A Gill, R E Green, CGR Bowden, A R Rahmani, D. Pain & K Norris. (2007). Use of remote sensing to measure change in the extent of habitat for the critically endangered Jerdon's Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus in India. Ibis 149 (2): 328–337.

University of Aberdeen. 2013. DNA analysis identifies endangered Indian bird egg. Available at: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/details-14243.php

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/extinct-birds-to-fly-from-new-habitat/articleshow/56770355.cms

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/16168/rhinoptilus-bitorquatus-jerdons-courser

 

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