Anasagar lake of Ajmer, Rajasthan is one of the largest human-made lakes in central Rajasthan. The lake has an important place in the migratory route and wintering habitat for migratory birds of Europe, Asia and Africa. The water birds and water-associated birds are directly dependent on wetlands and are affected adversely due to the loss and degradation of wetlands. Various studies indicate that managing water bodies helps in mitigating the adverse effect on migration and habitat utilization of birds. The hypothesis of this research is to examine the diversity of water and wetland-dependent avifauna including the number of individuals present in two classified zones of Anasagar Lake that are Deep water zone and Shallow water zone, avian fauna that uses the two classified zones as feeding ground were accounted for observations.
Sonali Khiyani, Rounak Choudhary, Vivek Sharma, Subhash Chandra, Praveen Mathur. Community structure and habitat utilization with reference to water depth by wetland birds at Anasagar Lake, Ajmer, Rajasthan. International Journal of Zoology Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 22-28