Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Diversity and status of avifauna from Pranhita River sub basin in Sironcha Tehsil of Maharashtra State, India
Author(s): Nagma Sayyad, Dr. Amir Dhamani
Abstract: Pranhita River sub basin provides shelter to diverse avifauna. The documented paper deals with the avian diversity, distribution and status of Pranhita River sub basin in Sironcha, Dist. Gadchiroli, Maharashtra state, India. In this region the birds are observed in different habitats such as paddy fields, residential areas, seasonal lakes and small villages through which river flows. The avifaunal investigation was carried out from January 2016 to March 2017. Areas are visited twice in a month in morning 6.00 to 9.00 and in evening 16.30 to 18.30. A total of 73 species belonging to 14 orders and 37 families recorded during investigation. In the study Passeriformes is the dominating order and Ardeidae is dominating family. Majority of birds are distributed as resident (65.75%) and Status shows most of birds are common (69.86 %). Most of species were recorded from Nagram Lake and Nagram Ghat.
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