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Birds around campus of Punjabi University Patiala, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Government College Shahpur (Kangra), Himachal Pradesh, 176206,India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (2), Pages 40-46, February,10 (2016)

Abstract

The preliminary survey of bird diversity around campus of Punjabi University Patiala was carried out during November 2014 and December 2015. In total, 54 species of birds belonging to 11 orders and 24 families were recorded. The highest number of species were found in order Passeriformes (31) 57.4% followed by Ciconiiformes (8) 14.8% and least number (1)1.8% in other 4 orders. The highest number of species were found in families Muscicapidae (7) 12.9% and Passeridae (7) 12.9% followed by Sturnidae (5)9.2% and Sylviidae (5)9.2% and least number (1) 1.8% in other 13 families. Among 54 species, relative abundance was Very Common (5), Common (13), Uncommon (30) and Rare (6). The bird species Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri, Rock Pigeon Columba livia , House Crow Corvus splendens , Common Myna Acridotheres tristis and Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus were seen very commonly and abundant in number. House Sparrow Passer domesticus was found as uncommon and less in number. One globally threatened (IUCN status) species Stoliczka’s Bushchat Saxicola macrorhyncha was also reported.

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