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An observation of Vanellus indicus Boddaert, 1783 (Aves: Charadriidae) feed on an exotic Laevicaulis altae Ferussae, 1821 (Gastropoda: Vernicellidae) at a human habitation in Sri Lanka

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W Madhava ,

Taprobenica Nature Conservation Society, 146, Kendalanda, Homagama, LK
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S Botejue

Taprobenica Nature Conservation Society, 146, Kendalanda, Homagama, LK
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Abstract

Red-Wattled Lapwing is a common resident bird distributed throughout Sri Lanka. Laevicaulis altae is an exotic land slug found in home gardens and cultivations in the lowland wet zone and intermediate zone. L. altae and other exotic snails and slugs are pests, which is a serious and growing problem in Sri Lanka. This observation describes the behaviour of Red-Wattled Lapwing feeding on the exotic land slug at the premises of the Open University of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

Key Words: Red-Wattled Lapwing; Laevicaulis altae; exotic slug; feeding behaviour; predation; Sri Lanka.

DOI: 10.4038/tapro.v1i1.2776

TAPROBANICA, April, 2009. Vol. 01, No. 01: pp. 36-38
How to Cite: Madhava, W. & Botejue, S., (2011). An observation of Vanellus indicus Boddaert, 1783 (Aves: Charadriidae) feed on an exotic Laevicaulis altae Ferussae, 1821 (Gastropoda: Vernicellidae) at a human habitation in Sri Lanka. TAPROBANICA: The Journal of Asian Biodiversity. 1(1), pp.36–38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tapro.v1i1.2776
Published on 27 Jan 2011.
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