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  • Title
    Habitat use by the Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps (Gruiformes: Otididae) in breeding and non-breeding seasons in Kachchh, Gujarat, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps, a threatened and endemic species of the Indian subcontinent, is declining in its natural habitats. The Great Indian Bustard is a bird of open land and was observed using the grasslands habitat (73%), followed by areas covered with Prosopis (11%). In the grasslands, the communities dominated with Cymbopogon martinii were utilized the highest, while those dominated by Aristida adenemsoidis were least utilized. As Cymbopogon martinii is non-palatable, we infer that it does not attract livestock and herdsmen resulting in minimum movement and trampling that favors the Great Indian Bustard.
    Attribution
    Munjpara S.B., Pandey C.N., Jethva B. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(5) pp. 3654-3660; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2757.3654-60
  • Title
    Distribution and abundance of pit vipers (Reptilia: Viperidae) along the Western Ghats of Goa, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The distribution and abundance of pit vipers in the Western Ghats namely Trimeresurus gramineus (Bamboo Pit Viper), T. malabaricus (Malabar Pit Viper) and Hypnale hypnale (Hump-nosed Pit Viper) was investigated in five wildlife sanctuaries of Goa from 2005 to 2009. Seasonal day-night data was collected based on band transect methods. All the pit viper species showed specific habitat preferences and their abundance changed with season. They were most abundant during monsoon. H. hypnale extended its range to the adjoining cashew plantations during the post monsoon and winter.
    Attribution
    Sawant N.S., Jadhav T.D., Shyama S.K. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(2) pp. 1199-1204; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2489.1199-204