Check List Of Avifauna Of Rourkela Urban Area Of Sundargarh District, Odisha, India

Renu Priyadarshini, M. and Guruprasad and Basavarajappa, S. (2016) Check List Of Avifauna Of Rourkela Urban Area Of Sundargarh District, Odisha, India. Research journal of life Scinces bioinformatics pharmaceutical and chemical sciences, 2 (4). p. 34. ISSN 24546348

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The preliminary observation was made to record avifauna at few places namely: Indira Gandhi Park, Nehru Park, NIT Campus, Omfed Factory, Fertilizers Plant area, Koel River, Vaishno Devi Hill and Water treatment Plant areas of Rourkela urban in and around Rourkela urban area of Sundargarh District during March, 2015 to April, 2016 by employing visual count methods. Altogether 57 bird species, which belong to 30 families of the class Aves, were recorded, identified and prepared the check list. The data revealed that from Cuculidae family, highest numbers (Seven species) of birds were recorded and it was followed by Muscicapidae family (Five species) and Ardeidae and Sturnidae families (Four species each). The identified birds were grouped into common, occasional and abundantly occurring birds and their per cent occurrence was 10.5, 47.4 and 42.1% respectively. Further, based on the occurrence during different seasons, birds were classified into resident, local migrant and winter migrant birds and their per cent occurrence was respectively 77.2, 8.8 and 14%. These bird species are visiting different places for foraging, resting, roosting and nesting on various tree species during different seasons. Birds are jewels of every ecosystem, help in maintaining the ecological balance in local environment, hence their conservation is essential to restore avifaunal diversity in this part of the region.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 11:43
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