Breeding reports and conservation implications of the Endangered Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda J.E. Gray, 1831 (Aves: Charadriiformes: Laridae) in Odisha, eastern India

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Tuhinansu Kar
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5264-7111
Himanshu Shekhar Palei
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7783-7587
Subrat Debata
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8296-1734

Abstract

The Black-bellied Tern is an endangered species and its population is declining severely due to the loss and degradation of its foraging and breeding habitats because of increasing anthropogenic activities.  We report the breeding of Black-bellied Tern from different localities along the Mahanadi River in Odisha, eastern India.  We recommend the protection and conservation of its breeding sites along with regular community outreach activities for the long-term conservation of this globally threatened species.

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Kar, T., Palei, H.S. and Debata, S. 2018. Breeding reports and conservation implications of the Endangered Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda J.E. Gray, 1831 (Aves: Charadriiformes: Laridae) in Odisha, eastern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 13 (Nov. 2018), 12840–12843. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4106.10.13.12840-12843.
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Subrat Debata, Aranya Foundation, Plot No. 625/12, Mars Villa, Panchasakha Nagar, Dumduma, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751019, India

Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Ph.D. Scholar

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