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Distribution and habitat preference of Grey Junglefowl Gallus sonneratii (Teminck, 1813) and Aravalli Red Spurfowl Galloperdix spadicea caurina (Blanford, 1898) in Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Aquatic Toxicology and Wildlife Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • 2Aquatic Toxicology and Wildlife Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • 3Aquatic Toxicology and Wildlife Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 1-7, April,22 (2016)

Abstract

The Grey Junglefowl (GJF) is distributed throughout peninsular India while the Aravalli Red Spurfowl (RSF) is endemic to South Rajasthan. Data pertaining to distribution of fowls was collected from July, 2013 to June, 2015. Study was carried out using the Random survey and line transects methods. Presence of GJF was found within 19 of 34 forest blocks of the sanctuary, while RSF inhabits in 10 blocks only. They were found in blocks with denser vegetation and thorny shrubs with undulating rocky terrain.

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