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  • Title
    The birds of Araku, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Avifaunal survey carried out from December 2006 to September 2007 in Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, revealed the presence of a total of 147 species of birds belonging to 43 families. One-hundred-twelve species of birds in Araku Valley were resident breeders, 23 species winter visitors, nine species local migrants, two species passage migrants and one species summer visitor. Many bird species were seen in more than one habitat for nesting, roosting and foraging. The dominant feeding guild of birds was insectivorous. Four globally threatened species, namely, the Purple Wood-Pigeon Columba punicea Blyth, 1842, the Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Pallas, 1811, the Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Fleischer, 1818 and the Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus (S.G. Gmelin, 1770), were recorded during the survey from the area
    Attribution
    Kumar T.S., Chandra R., Azeez P.A. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(2) pp. 662-665; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2108.662-5
  • Title
    Three little known reptile species from the Araku Valley, Eastern Ghats with notes on their distribution
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Reptile surveys were conducted in the Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh during 3-10 December 2006 and 16-19 February 2007. Sixteen species of reptiles (10 lizards and 6 snakes) were observed. Distribution data for three little known species of reptiles, Hemiphyllodactylus aurantiacus, Calodactylodes aureus and Uropeltis ellioti are provided.
    Attribution
    Chettri B., Bhupathy S. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(2) pp. 1109-1113; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2329.1109-13