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A studies on wintering wetland avifauna of Sundargarh forest division, Sundargarh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, School of Applied Sciences, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, School of Applied Sciences, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 9, Issue (2), Pages 13-20, April,2 (2020)


The study on bird diversity and status of Sundargarh Forest Division of Sundargarh district, Odisha was carried between December, January and February (winter season). During the study period, a total of 62 species belonging to 27 families were recorded. Of these 79.03% (n=49) were resident, 20.97% (n=13) were winter visitors. Based on frequency of sightings, 54.84% (n=34) bird species were common, 29.04% (n=18) were uncommon, 12.90% (n=8) were rare and 3.22% (n=2) were occasional. According to IUCN 2 recorded species were near threatened and 60 species were places in the Least Concern category. This paper provides an overview of status of wetland birds and threats to them in the study area.


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