A checklist of avifaunal diversity of morel dam area district Dausa Rajasthan India
The present Study was conducted on Morel dam district dausa Rajasthan to illustrate the present status of diversity of dam. This paper documents a list of wetland birds with reference to the migratory birds of Morel Dam, Lalsot District, Dausa, Rajasthan. Till date, there is no report on the wetland birds of Morel Dam and the present study is therefore first of its kind. Hence, the study becomes the preliminary data for future investigation and during the study, around 140species of birds belonging to 51 families were collected. We regularly visited Morel Dam and nearby places in kankariya and pilukheda village of Dausa district for bird watching. Survey was made for the period of 24 months from April 2019 to march 2021. During the said survey we have recorded a total of 145 bird species representing 19 orders, 51families. Among the families Scolopocidae represent maximum number (12) of birds followed by Anatidae(11), Ardeidae(10), Muscicapidae (8), Laridae(7) Motacillidae (6) and Sturnidae and lanidae (5). Passeriformes dominating the study area by representing maximum number (53) of bird species followed by Charadriiformes (26), Pelicaniformes(15), Anseriformes (11), Coraciiformes (6), Gruiformes (5), Suliformes and Columbiformes (4). Among the birds recorded Oriental darter, Common crane, Painted stork, Dalmatian pelican, Wolly-necked stork, Eurasian curlew, Greatthick-knee, Black-headed Ibis, Black headed ibis, and River Tern are the 10 (6.8 %) species belongs to Near Threatened category Common pochard 1(.68%)vulnerable and indian skimmer 1 (.68%) bird species belongs to endangered and 130 species belongs to least concerned category of IUCN. Morel Dam supports 69 species of water birds belonging to 18 families out of which 42 are migratory species and 40 are residential bird species. Beside the water birds, 76 terrestrial bird species were observed in close proximity of Morel Dam.