An annotated checklist of avifauna from Neora Valley National Park, Central Himalayas, India

Dey PK Chatterjee P Mondal K Ghosh D Tripathy B, Chandra K  

Abstract

The present study recorded the avifaunal diversity in the Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, Central Himalayas between September 2016 and March 2017. Nine selected sites in different altitudinal gradients within and around the National Park were intensively surveyed. The study resulted in recording of 140 species of birds under 13 orders and 46 families from Neora Valley National Park. Among the recorded bird species, order Passeriformes was found to be the highest in the National Park. Number of bird species were found to be more in lower ranges of National Park than the higher ranges possibly due to tropical weather conditions, diverse vegetation and food availability. The study recorded two species of birds listed in “Near threatened” and one “Vulnerable” species as per IUCN Red list of 2016. Overall, the present study provided an updated checklist of avifauna in Neora Valley National Park with 174 bird species known so far. Detailed and long term study is required for further ecological and conservation and management of avifauna in Neora Valley National Park.


MS Received Date:   2017-05-08  MS Accepted Date:  2017-06-02  MS Published Date:  2017-06-24
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Dey PK, Chatterjee P., Mondal K., Ghosh D., Tripathy B,., Chandra K. "An annotated checklist of avifauna from Neora Valley National Park, Central Himalayas, India" Journal of Zoology Studies 4.3 (2017): 15-23.
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Dey, PK., Chatterjee, P., Mondal, K., Ghosh, D., Tripathy, B,., Chandra, K. (2017). An annotated checklist of avifauna from Neora Valley National Park, Central Himalayas, India. Journal of Zoology Studies, 4(3), 15-23.
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Dey PK, Chatterjee P, Mondal K, Ghosh D, Tripathy B,, Chandra K. An annotated checklist of avifauna from Neora Valley National Park, Central Himalayas, India. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2017; 4(3): 15-23.
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