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  • Title
    Threat status of birds of Yamuna Nagar District, Haryana, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Birds were surveyed in the Yamuna Nagar District, Haryana, India and the threat categories of the species observed were determined with the IUCN Red List.  A total of 185 species belonging to 46 families were observed.  Families Accipitridae, Passeridae, Corvidae and Scolopacidae dominated the list.  There were 13 species with various IUCN Red List categories.  One Critically Endangered species, the Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus, and two Endangered species Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda and Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus were observed.  A prerequisite for all the measures focussed on management and conservation of species is that the status and population trends of the target species must be known, and future work should be in this direction. 
    Attribution
    Kalsi Rajiv S., Sharma Sujata, Kalsi Meenu (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(7) pp. 7024-7028; doi:10.11609/jott.1904.7024-7028
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    A checklist of the vertebrates of Kerala State, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Following the first publication on vertebrates of India (Blanford 1888–1890), a huge wealth of information has been compiled on the vertebrate fauna of various biogeographic zones of the country, especially the Western Ghats.  The state of Kerala comprising of a land area of 38,863km2, 590km coastline, an intricate system of backwaters along the coast, tropical moist forests of the Western Ghats, the highly undulating terrain, and the tropical monsoon is a unique geographical and environmental entity rich in biodiversity.  A region-specific checklist that summarises and documents the current status of vertebrate diversity provides benchmark data for documentation and appreciation of biodiversity at regional level.  Further, with the current rate of global biodiversity loss and concordant conservation efforts, the taxonomic community has a greater responsibility to make scientific information available to scientists, policy makers, politicians, research students and all relevant stakeholders, an attempt that has been made in the present paper.  The State of Kerala has 1847 species of vertebrates in 330 families and 81 orders, of which 386 are endemic to the Western Ghats region (of the Western Ghats - Sri Lanka Hotspot), and 205 species as threatened. Six hundred and eighty species of vertebrates of Kerala have been listed in the various schedules of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, while 148 are listed in the different appendices of CITES.  
    Attribution
    Nameer P. O., J Praveen, Bijukumar A., Palot Muhamed Jafer, Das Sandeep, Raghavan Rajeev (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(7) pp. 7961-7970; doi:10.11609/jott.1999.7.13.7961-7970
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    An updated checklist of birds of Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Surveys were carried out at 10 sites in the buffer and core zones of Sariska Tiger Reserve during 2007-2011. MacKinnon species listing method was used to compile a checklist of birds. A total of 224 bird species was recorded including 36 new records. Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus, Marshall Iora Aegithina nigrolutea, Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo, Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica, Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus, Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus, Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis, Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera, Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus, Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus, White-capped Water Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus were some new records. Some important observations are given in detail.
    Attribution
    Sultana A. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(5) pp. 4791-4804; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3215.4791-804
  • Title
    Birds of the Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History Campus, Anaikatty Hills, southern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A study on avifauna was conducted in and around the campus of the Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Anaikatty hills, Coimbatore, Southern India between January 2012 and May 2013. A total of 145 species of birds belonging to 48 families and 15 orders was recorded of which 73 species were residents, 58 local migrants and 14 were winter migrants. Forty species of birds were recorded breeding here. The birds of the campus included two species endemic to Western Ghats and 14 species listed under Schedule-I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
    Attribution
    Ali A.M.S., Shanthakumar S.B., Kumar S.R., Chandran R., Marimuthu S.S., Arun P.R. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 17(5) pp. 5288-5298; doi:10.11609/JoTT.3660.5288-98
  • Title
    A checklist of avian fauna at Jeypore Reserve Forest, eastern Assam, India with special reference to globally threatened and endemic species in the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Avifaunal survey of an Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot area - Jeypore Reserve Forest was carried out from July 2007 to July 2009. Altogether 270 species of avian fauna belonging to 56 families were identified during the survey, of which 58 species were frugivorous, 34 omnivorous, 15 carnivorous, 22 picivorous, five grainivorous and 136 were insectivorous in nature. Of all the bird species recorded, 14 were globally threatened species, five were endemic to this region, 153 were resident common species, 87 resident rare species, 16 migratory common species and 14 were migratory rare species. The endemic species recorded in the study area were Anorrhinus tickelli, Sphenocichla humei, Pellorneum palustre, Yuhina bakeri and Heterophasia pulchella. The globally threatened species include two Critically Endangered, Gyps indicus and Gyps bengalensis, one Endangered, Cairina scutulata, four Vulnerable, Leptoptilos javanicus, Francolinus gularis, Columba punicea, Turdoides longitostris, and seven Near Threatened, Anhinga melanogaster, Arborophila atrogularis, Anorrhinus tickelli, Buceros bicornis, Sphenocichla humei, Pellorneum palustre and Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus.
    Attribution
    Saikia P.K., Devi O.S. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(3) pp. 1711-1718; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2340.1711-8
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    Status and distribution of endemic and threatened birds of the Eastern Himalaya in Sikkim, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Due to their restricted distribution range and dwindling population endemic and threatened species need considerable attention from ecologists. Sikkim is a part of the Eastern Himalayas Endemic Bird Area that represents high concentrations of globally threatened species. This study collected information on endemic and threatened birds of Sikkim using point count method. The number of species and their density at five elevation zones were calculated. Out of 10 species endemic to Sikkim, five were recorded during the present study. These species were restricted to one to three habitats but densities varied among the habitats. Similarly, out of 17 threatened and 10 near-threatened species of birds that occur in Sikkim, we could observe only three species. The results show that these birds are rare or their occurrence is doubtful in recent years. The principal threat to birds in the state appears to be loss of breeding habitat. Species-specific studies focusing on population status, habitat requirements and assessment of threats are necessary for the execution of conservation measures.
    Attribution
    Acharya B.K., Vijayan L. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(2) pp. 685-689; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2257.685-9
  • Title
    Diet of three insectivorous birds in Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India - a preliminary study
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The dietary composition of the White-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis, the Small Bee-eater Merops orientalis and the Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus was studied between 2005 and 2006 in Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India by analyzing regurgitated pellets. The analysis revealed that the White-breasted Kingfisher preys mainly on arthropods (83.40%) and less on vertebrates; seven orders of insects were identified, with Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera and Orthoptera predominant. The small bee-eater diet is composed of Coleoptera (22.3%), Hymenoptera (20.8%), Hemiptera (14.1%), Orthoptera (12.6%), Odonata (10.7%), Lepidoptera (10.4%) and Diptera (8.6%). Beetles were also found to be the most frequent prey (23.7%) in the diet of black drongos, followed by Hemiptera (21.6%), Orthoptera (19.3%), Hymenoptera (14.4%), Lepidoptera (7.5%), Diptera (6.8%) and Odonata (6.0%).
    Attribution
    Asokan S., Ali A.M.S., Manikannan R. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(1) pp. 327-330; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2145.327-30
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    The status and distribution of major aquatic fauna in the National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary in Rajasthan with special reference to the Gangetic Dolphin Platanista gangetica gangetica (Cetartiodactyla: Platanistidae)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This paper records observation on the status and distribution of Gangetic Dolphin, Gharial, Mugger and other aquatic animals, and birds in the National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary in Rajasthan during the Chambal river expedition conducted with the Indian Army in May 1998. A total of five Gangetic Dolphins, nine Gharials, 14 Indian Mugger crocodiles and 118 species of birds were sighted during the survey of 350km-long stretch of the river Chambal from Keshoraipatan-Bundi to Dhaulpur. The current status of the riverine habitat in view of disturbance and other anthropogenic factors is discussed and suggestions made to safeguard the sanctuary from various threats.
    Attribution
    Nair A.K. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(1) pp. 141-146; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o1615.141-6
  • Title
    Avifaunal records from north Andaman Island
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Abstract: Species records are important for assessing the distribution and status of species over a spatiotemporal scale. Andaman archipelago, off Southeast Asia, is a high avian endemism area, covering an area of >5000 km2. We conductedthis survey in 2011 to make an inventory of avifauna of Chalis Ek area. A total of 73 species, belonging to 61 genera and 34 families were recorded, of which 60 were resident, 11 were winter migrants, one vagrant, and a single species introduced from mainland India. Three species were found to be new records, expanding distribution. Thirteen were endemic to the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands and eleven were listed as near threatened in the IUCN Red List. This study shows that sites such as Chalis Ek, even though subject to moderate anthropogenic disturbance, still hosts a large and distinctive avifauna and should be protected.
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    Fauna of British India Birds by W T Blanford
    Type
    Report
  • Title
    Winged wonders
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Bird life
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    Matrix of occurance of bird species within project locations
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Attribution
    M.O. Anand