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A Check list of Avifaunal Diversity in Semi-Urban areas of Cuttack, India: Implication on Conservation and Environmental Studies

Author Affiliations

  • 1Conservator of Forests, Department of Forest and Wildlife, Kerala, India
  • 2School of Life Sciences, Ravenshaw University, Odisha, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 24-32, July,22 (2016)


Biodiversity is the term used to describe the variety of life found on earth. Urban deforestation is a serious problem due to much un-controlled anthropogenic activities. Birds play a vital role in regeneration of flowering plant species and help in the reforestation. This symbiotic relationship is not only for the sustainability, but it also plays a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature. The birds eat the fruits and help in the dispersion of seeds in different urban area of the city. They also help in the pollination of many flowering plants. Keeping this all in view, an attempt was made to check list of birds in semi-urban area of Cuttack. Cuttack is a lush-green urban area situated in the eastern part of India. The perching frequencies have been recorded. Results revealed that out of 122 avian species, of which 18 furgivorous birds were recorded along with 08 birds as frequent seen as pollinators in this semi-urban area. The study reveals that furgivorous and pollinating birds play a vital role in pollination and regeneration of flowering plants. The presence of such plants also regulates the existence of birds in urban areas. The present findings suggest that the conservation of plant wealth dependent upon the conservation of birds to make the environment eco-friendly.


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