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Avifaunal Diversity and Species Composition in the Largest Unexplored Wetland (Kirtipur) of Ganjam District, Odisha

Avifaunal Diversity and Species Composition in the Largest Unexplored Wetland (Kirtipur) of... A maiden study on the birds of Kirtipur wetland in Ganjam district is reported. A total of 4925 individuals belongs to 77 species under 15 orders, 38 families and 69 genera have been observed in this wetland. Bird species from family Ardeidae (seven species) dominated amidst all other bird families. Among the bird species observed, 37 species (48.1%) were common and eight species (10.4%) were rare. On the other hand, 56 species (72.2%) were resident while 11 species (14.3%) were winter migrants. The richness and abundance of bird species varied seasonally. In winter season the highest diversity of birds was recorded and this could be due to the arrival of winter migrants, availability of roosting and breeding ground throughout the lake. This study generates the baseline information about birds in this wetland and provide ground for long-term studies for conservation of birds in the region and for management of wetland. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Proceedings of the Zoological Society Springer Journals

Avifaunal Diversity and Species Composition in the Largest Unexplored Wetland (Kirtipur) of Ganjam District, Odisha

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0373-5893
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0974-6919
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10.1007/s12595-022-00456-z
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Abstract

A maiden study on the birds of Kirtipur wetland in Ganjam district is reported. A total of 4925 individuals belongs to 77 species under 15 orders, 38 families and 69 genera have been observed in this wetland. Bird species from family Ardeidae (seven species) dominated amidst all other bird families. Among the bird species observed, 37 species (48.1%) were common and eight species (10.4%) were rare. On the other hand, 56 species (72.2%) were resident while 11 species (14.3%) were winter migrants. The richness and abundance of bird species varied seasonally. In winter season the highest diversity of birds was recorded and this could be due to the arrival of winter migrants, availability of roosting and breeding ground throughout the lake. This study generates the baseline information about birds in this wetland and provide ground for long-term studies for conservation of birds in the region and for management of wetland.

Journal

Proceedings of the Zoological SocietySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2022

Keywords: Avifauna; Kirtipur; Odisha; Species diversity; Species richness; Seasonal variation

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