A review of new and noteworthy shorebird records in Sumatra, Indonesia, during 2001–2011
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1 August 13
Muhammed Iqbal, Hasri Abdillah, Agus Nurza, Tedi Wahyudi, Giyanto Iqbal
Spirit of South Sumatra Bird Club, Jalan Tanjung api-api km 9 Komplek P & K Blok E 1, Palembang 30152, Indonesia.
Sumatra is the second largest island in Indonesia and the sixth in the world (473,481 km2); it includes a variety of wetland and coastal habitats and supports important resident and migratory shorebird populations in the East-Asian–Australian Flyway. These have been documented in numerous papers and reports published over the decade 2001–2011. Here we present an overview of published records of 24 shorebird species which meet the criteria that they are significant new records for the island, or show a species’ current status, or are new distributional records, or indicate the size of the Sumatran population, or are new breeding records, or are unusual observations for Sumatra.