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  • Title
    Migratory and resident birds of Kawadi-Pat wetland
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Kawadi-Pat is a wetland under human impact. Once a paradise of winter migratory birds, one hour distance from Pune city. Now, in spite of filthy environment, we can see some spp of migratory birds. I felt very bad by the state of this wetland. Here is a presentation of whatever I could find that early morning on 24-11-2013.
  • Title
    Fauna found along Satara-Gondawale road 2014-15
    Type
    Report
    Description
    I was not expecting much on this road going through a rain-shadow area of Satara Dist. During rainy season, I found bees on seasonal herbs, during winter I found migratory and resident birds, during spring I found bees on the trees in full bloom. I do not know scientific names of many species of bugs, ants, bees, lizard... Please check and suggest the names. Thanks for visiting.
  • Title
    Birds of sacred groves of northern Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Sacred groves are patches of vegetation preserved due to  religious or cultural tradition.  They are protected through spiritual beliefs.  Sacred groves provide an excellent abode to the biodiversity of the region where they are located.   Scientific exploration of fauna from sacred groves of India is few and far between.  The present study was conducted to explore the bird diversity and abundance in 15 selected sacred groves of northern Kerala, eight from Kannur District and seven from Kasargod District each.  A total of 111 bird species were observed belonging to 49 families and 16 orders.  The sacred groves of northern Kerala support many of the ‘forest-birds’ such as the Grey Junglefowl Gallus sonneratii, Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella, Tickell’s Blue-flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae, Malabar Trogon Harpactes fasciatus, Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente, Malabar Whistling-Thrush Myophonus horsfieldii, Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra, etc.  The sacred groves of northern Kerala also support two endemic bird species of the Western Ghats, such as the Malabar Grey Hornbill Ocyceros griseus and Rufous Babbler Turdoides subrufa. Five species of raptors and four owl species were reported from the sacred groves of north Kerala during the present study.  The breeding of the White-bellied Sea-Eagle has been reported at Edayilakadu Kavu, a sacred grove in Kasargod District.  The sacred groves of northern Kerala also supported 17 species of long distant migratory birds.  Thazhe Kavu, recorded the Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus, a Near-Threatened bird according to IUCN. 
    Attribution
    Jyothi K. M., Nameer P. O. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(7) pp. 8226-8236; doi:10.11609/jott.2463.7.15.8226-8236