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  • Title
    A preliminary study on the birds of Thane Creek, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Shorebirds also known as waders comprise several adaptations, which enable them to forage on exposed mudflats. The population of birds in any ecosystem shows the environmental quality of the area, pollution level, security and availability of food and habitat. Thane Creek located in Mumbai is one of the unique mangrove ecosystems, maintaining a good population of sediment-dwelling organisms that support a myriad of migratory and non-migratory bird populations. Bird surveys were carried out using the point count method across two different locations at Thane Creek. In total 95 species of birds were recorded during the study and distinguished as per the pattern of their foraging. A healthy diversity of bird species observed indicates the high productivity of the creek.
    Attribution
    Sheetal Chaudhari-Pachpande & Madhuri K. Pejaver, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 5 (2016); pp. 8797–8803 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2397.8.5.8797-8803
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    Avifauna of Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, India with emphasis on Kalatop-Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary and its surroundings
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The avifaunal diversity of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh with emphasis on Kalatop-Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary and its surrounding was observed for a period of one year between 2012 and 2013. We observed 95 species of birds belonging to 12 orders and 40 families. Of this diversity, 41 species were abundant to common, 34 occasional and 20 rare. Most species were resident (83 species, including two species whose population increased during winters) and the rest were migrants (including nine winter migrating species and three summer migrating species). A total of 302 species of birds have been reported from Chamba District between 1884 and present. Analysis of recent published literature in conjunction with the present study reveals that 178 species of birds have been reported from Chamba District since 2000. The present study reports 11 new records for the district.
    Attribution
    Shah Tariq Ahmed, Ahuja Vishal, Anandam Martina, Srinivasulu Chelmala (2016). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(8) pp. 8333-8357; doi:10.11609/jott.1774.8.1.8333-8357
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    A pilot survey of the avifauna of Rangdum Valley, Kargil, Ladakh (Indian Trans-Himalaya)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    An avifaunal survey of Rangdum Valley in Kargil District, Jammu & Kashmir, India was carried out between June and July 2011.  McKinnon’s species richness and total count methods were used.  A total of 69 species were recorded comprising six passage migrants, 25 residents, 36 summer visitors and three vagrants.  The recorded species represents seven orders and 24 families, accounting for 23% of the species known from Ladakh.  A majority of the bird species are insectivores. 
    Attribution
    Ahmed Tanveer, Khan Afifullah, Chandan Pankaj (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(7) pp. 7274-7281; doi:10.11609/jott.2024.7274-7281
  • Title
    Avifauna of Surajpur Wetland, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present communication highlights the significant record of avifauna of the Surajpur Wetland, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and forms the first record of its kind.  The study was conducted during March 2010 to February 2013.  During the study period, a total of 186 bird species belonging to 44 families were recorded.  Of these 59% (n=109) were residents, 27% (n=51) were winter migrants, 13% (n=25) were summer migrants and only one percent (n=1) were passage migrants.  Based on the frequency of sightings, 46% (n=85) bird species were common, 26% (n=49) fairly common, 17% (n=32) uncommon and 11% (n=20) rare.  The mosaic of habitat types within the wetland serves as an ideal refuge for avifauna.  Also the wetland holds potential of being developed into a green area in the Delhi-NCR region; management intervention needs to be concentrated towards this objective. 
    Attribution
    Ansari Nasim Ahmad, Nawab Asghar (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(7) pp. 7776-7785; doi:10.11609/jott.2321.7776-7785
  • Title
    A checklist of the winter bird community in different habitat types of Rosekandy Tea Estate of Assam, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This study was aimed at preparing an inventory of the avifauna and to document the species composition of birds during winter in different habitat types of Rosekandy Tea Estate of Cachar District of Assam. Four habitat types, viz., tea plantation, ecotone zone, secondary growth forest and water bodies were selected within the tea estate and surveyed from mid-December 2010 (early winter) to mid-April 2011 (late winter) covering four months of survey. A total of 88 species were recorded during the survey period with the highest number of species in ecotone zone (n=63), followed by secondary forest (n=60), tea plantation (n=48) and water bodies (n=17). The species were further categorized into different feeding and habitat guilds to study the distribution of bird species in different habitat types according to various guilds.
    Attribution
    Ahmed A., Dey M. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(6) pp. 5478-5484; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3246.5478-84
  • Title
    Avifauna in five wetlands of Diara and Barind region in Maldah District of West Bengal, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present work deals with avifauna of five important wetlands of Diara and Barind region in Maldah District of West Bengal, India. Sixty-two species of water birds belonging to 21 families were regularly seen during the survey period (2008-2010). Out of 62 bird species recorded, 13 are threatened species as per the IUCN checklist. The ecosystem and existing biodiversity of these wetlands are under various levels of anthropogenic pressures that directly affect the avifauna.
    Attribution
    Chowdhury M., Nandi B. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(6) pp. 5660-5666; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2736.5660-6
  • Title
    Avifauna of Thummalapalle Uranium Mining Area, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The avifauna of Thummalapalle Uranium Mining Area in Kadapa and Anantapur districts of Andhra Pradesh consists of 99 species belonging to 43 families as observed during the two-and-half year long study between 2009 and 2012.  The majority of them are residents (92%) and a very few are local migrants (5%) and winter migrants (2%), and inclusive of 47 species that are common, 13 occasional, 17 uncommon and 22 rare.
    Attribution
    Reddy Y. Amarnath, Sadasivaiah B., Rajakullaiswamy K., Indira P., Pullaiah T. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(6) pp. 6556-6565; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3318.6556-65
  • Title
    Studies on bird diversity of Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary of Jammu and Kashmir, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary is a tourist attraction for religious, adventure and wildlife tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Overa-Aru Sanctuary harbours different species of birds, reptiles and mammals and is home to a large number of plant species. In the present study, checklists of avian fauna, their migratory status, feeding habits, abundance and status, and site-wise population have been documented.
    Attribution
    Khah S.A., Rao R.J, Wani K.A. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(4) pp. 3228-3232; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2899.3228-32
  • Title
    Avifauna of wetlands of Amravati region, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This paper presents our observations, between March 2006 and March 2008, on the birdlife of the wetlands of the Amravati region, Maharashtra. In total, 97 species of birds, including Oriental White Ibis, a near-threatened species were recorded. Among the wetlands, Wadali Lake records the highest number of bird species. Current threats to these wetlands are also briefly discussed.
    Attribution
    Pachlore G., Chandrakar M. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(3) pp. 1478-1484; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2034.1478-84
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    Birds of Osmanabad District of Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Marathwada region of Maharashtra has not yet been explored thoroughly with reference to its biodiversity, especially the avifauna. Through this paper we would like to draw attention towards the least known avifauna of the Osmanabad district in the North-eastern part of Maharashtra known as Marathwada. Surveys were carried out at various places such as Yedshi grassland, Terna lake and Masla village in the district. A total of 165 bird species were recorded which include 8 threatened species. Of the 165 species, 109 were resident, 15 local migratory and 41 migratory. Seasonal variation was observed in the species count at different habitats. We observed that the habitat from the study area is rapidly changing due to the ongoing lake linking programme of Godavari Marathwada Irrigation Development Corporation (GMIDC). Therefore we feel that this document will be helpful in the future systematic study of the population, habitat use, as well as the effect of this lake linking project on the avifauna of the district.
    Attribution
    Narwade S., Fartade M.M. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(3) pp. 1567-1576; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2462.1567-76
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    Ornithofauna and its conservation in the Kuttanad wetlands, southern portion of Vembanad-Kole Ramsar site, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The avifauna of Kuttanad was studied from January 1995 to June 2007. Two-hundred-and-twenty-five taxa of birds belonging to 15 orders and 59 families were recorded. Among the birds recorded, 38% were migrants. Fifty-five species were found to breed in the area. Family Scolopaceidae showed maximum species diversity. European Roller Coracias garrulus recorded during this study is the first report of this species from Kerala. Ten globally threatened species were recorded. Kuttanad wetland shows greater species diversity, especially in the wetland birds, than the Kole wetlands of Kerala. Kumarakom heronry holds 8% of the biogeographical population of the Near Threatened Oriental Darter. Landscape alteration, hunting, felling of nesting trees and pesticides are the major detrimental factors for the survival of birds. Conservation aspects of birds of this region are discussed.
    Attribution
    Narayanan S.P., Thomas A.P., Sreekumar B. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(3) pp. 1663-1676; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o1870.1663-76
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    A preliminary survey on the avian community of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jharkhand, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Dalma Wildlife sanctuary is a high altitude protected area and 3000 ft) in the state of Jharkhand (India) where surveys have been conducted from 2006 to 2008 for monitoring avifauna. Four permanent transects of 2km length and 100m width were used at four different sites within the sanctuary to determine species richness. Five permanent sampling points were established in each transect and a distance of 100m was maintained between them. The Shannon-Wiener diversity index was calculated for each site. Similarity between sites was determined by Sorensen’s index while differences between them in terms of species richness and diversity value were determined with the help of one-way analysis of variance. A total of 71 species belonging to 57 genera and 36 families were identified. Species richness and diversity were similar among sites in a particular season (ANOVA p and 0.05), however, bird species richness and abundance showed significant variation among seasons with a peak during the monsoons. Due to the presence of nearby tourist spots, the sanctuary is now facing various threats in terms of conservation issues. The conservation values of the Dalma Wildlife sanctuary in protecting endemic and threatened avifauna are briefly discussed and certain suggestions have been made on the basis of the present investigation for habitat improvement and eco-tourism.
    Attribution
    Verma S.K. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(3) pp. 1764-1770; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2181.1764-70