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- The Buff-breasted Sandpiper, sighted only a few times in Asia, has triggered a bird festival at Madayipara.
- The buff-breasted sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis) is a small shorebird.
- This species is brown above and has a buff face and underparts in all plumages. It has a short bill and yellow legs.
- Males are larger than females. Juveniles resemble the adults but may be paler on the rear underparts.
Distribution and Habitat
- subruficollis breeds in the open arctic tundra of North America and is a very long-distance migrant, spending the non-breeding season mainly in South America, especially Argentina
- It migrates mainly through central North America and is uncommon on the coasts.
- It occurs as a regular wanderer in Western Europe and is not classed as rare in Great Britain or Ireland, where small flocks have occurred.
IUCN Red List Status
- It is considered near threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Q. Consider the following statements:
1. Buff-breasted sandpiper is considered Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
2. It breeds in the open arctic tundra of North America and is a very long-distance migrant.
How many of the above statements are correct?
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
Answer: A) Only 1
Statement 1 is incorrect.