31Dec 2015

Avifaunal Diversity of Hamirpur District, Himachal Pradesh, India

  • Department of Zoology, Government College Shahpur (Kangra), Himachal Pradesh, India- 176206.
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The avifaunal diversity at four study sites (Nadaun, Jihan Forest, Sujanpur and Hamirpur) of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh was explored during 2007-2009 (monsoon summer) and 2015 (autumn). In total, 100 species of birds belonging to 11 orders and 31 families were recorded (Nadaun: 63, Jihan Forest: 63, Sujanpur: 53 and Hamirpur: 53). The highest number of species were found in order Passeriformes (58) 59.1% followed by Ciconiiformes (12) 12.2% and Piciformes (8) 8.1% and least number (1) 1.0% in other 3 orders. The highest number of species were found in family Corvidae (14) 13.2% followed by Muscicapidae (12) 12.2% and Passeridae (9) 9.1% and least number (1) 1.0% in other 13 families. The relative abundance of species was Very Common (23), Common (24), Uncommon (40) and Rare (13). The seasonal status of species was Monsoon Summer (76) and Autumn (64). One globally threatened (IUCN status) species Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus was also reported.


[Diljeet Singh (2015); Avifaunal Diversity of Hamirpur District, Himachal Pradesh, India Int. J. of Adv. Res. 3 (12). 265-276] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


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