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  • Title
    The nesting success of the Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster (Aves: Suliformes: Anhingidae) in the Yamuna Biodiversity Park, New Delhi, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster is a globally Near Threatened species that has been breeding in the Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Delhi since 2006.  This is a recently restored site with the help of plant species assemblage in the form of plant communities of the Yamuna River basin and restoration of wetland ecosystems.  A study was carried out during the nesting period of 2011 to assess the nesting success of the Oriental Darter in the park.  A total of eight out of the nine incubated nests (88.88%) were successful with hatchlings and one was abandoned within three weeks of incubation.  An average of 2.87 chicks hatched per nest with 2.1 fledglings per nest.  The males fed the nestlings more than the females during the study hours. The restored landscape, the Yamuna Biodiversity Park and its wetlands provide a suitable habitat for supporting the breeding population of many important birds including the Darter due to the availability of prey species, vegetation for roosting and nesting, and low disturbance leading to optimization of nesting of the Darters.  
    Attribution
    Niangthianhoi S. L., Khudsar Faiyaz A. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(7) pp. 8148-8153; doi:10.11609/jott.2430.7.14.8148-8153
  • Title
    Conservation of the threatened Sarus Crane Grus antigone (Linnaeus, 1758) around Alwara Lake in Kaushambi District, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present study deals with the distribution and conservation of the globally threatened Sarus Crane Grus antigone in Alwara Lake of district Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It proved to be an important site since the lake under investigation was totally unexplored from the conservation point of view. Hence it was aimed at protecting the habitat of this threatened bird species by suggesting conservation measures through rural masses and policy makers. Birds were recorded in all the three transects of the lake surveyed by the authors, however, their relative abundance varied in each transect. A total of 487 cranes was actually observed, although more cranes were claimed to exist in this area by the local people. Cropland habitat harboured the maximum number of cranes. A positive correlation was observed between the crane numbers and the area of agricultural land. The authors recommend continuous population census of this species and declaration of the entire lake zone as a conservation area.
    Attribution
    Prakash S., Narain S., Kumar S. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(6) pp. 5726-5730; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3637.5726-30
  • Title
    Birds from Ashes: birdlife at flyash ponds at NTPS, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    Comparative study based on species richness in two wetlands with special reference to flyash ponds. Includes faunal records from a flyash pond site in Maharashtra, India.
  • Title
    WALK IN THE WILDERNESS
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Importance of the Western ghats and the need to protect the flora and fauna