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Status and diversity of avian fauna in and around Bordi region, west coast of India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Zoology, N.B Mehta College of Science & Commerce, Bordi, Tal. Dahanu, Dist. Palghar, 401 702, MS, India
  • 2Dept. of Zoology, N.B Mehta College of Science & Commerce, Bordi, Tal. Dahanu, Dist. Palghar, 401 702, MS, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 6, Issue (5), Pages 15-18, May,10 (2017)

Abstract

This is the first report on avian diversity in and around Bordi region. Bordi is a coastal village situated in Palghar District of Maharashtra, which lies along state’s border with Gujarat. Bordi is about 130 km from busting city of Mumbai and 40 km away from Vapi which is famous for pharmaceutical and chemical companies and factories. Bordi is located between 200 09’ 00” N latitude and 720 43’ 00” E longitude with average elevation is about 12m. Total 6 sites were selected for study of Avian fauna including, Bordi, Jambugaon, Aswali, Gholwad, Zai and Borigaon. The study period was from June 2013 to December 2016. Record images were taken using a Canon SX50HS camera and observations were also made through Olympus 10x50 DPS R binocular. During the study period, a total of 48 Avian species belonging to 14 orders and 28 Families with Order Passeriformes having maximum species of 15 were recorded and 6 species under both Pelecaniformes and Charadriiformes and Family Ardeidae with 5 species under it followed by Muscicapidae with 4 species under it. Some uncommon sightings were observed like a pair of Woolly Necked Stork and very elusive and shy Slaty Breasted Rail.

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