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Preliminary survey of avifauna around wind farm of Jangi region, Kutch district, Gujarat, India

Author(s): M. Samsoor Ali | S.R. Kumar | P.R. Arun | M. Murugesan

Journal: Scientific Journal of Zoology
ISSN 2322-293X

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Avifauna | India | Kutch | Migrants | Near Threatened | Residents | Wind farm

A total of 139 species of birds belonging to 45 families were recorded in the study area from September 2011 to July 2012. 67 species of these were residents, 28 were residents and local migrants, 22 were residents and winter migrants, 17 were winter migrants and 5 species were winter migrants as well as passage migrants. The order Passeriformes was highest in dominance followed by Charadriiformes, Ciconiiformes, Coraciiformes and Anseriformes. Among the bird species recorded the Darter (Anhinga melanogaster), Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala), Oriental White Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus), Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor), Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), Black-bellied Tern (Sterna acuticauda) and European Roller (Coracias garrulous) are Near Threatened species (IUCN 2011).
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