International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2016, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part A
Checklist of riparian avifauna of Meenachil river basin, Kerala, South India
Vincy MV, Brilliant R, Prasanth Narayanan S, Pradeepkumar AP
The riparian zones of Meenachil river basin of Kerala state were surveyed during January 2009 to December 2015. A total of 92 bird species belonging to 36 families in 15 orders were recorded. Passeriformes dominated the list with 47 followed by Charadriiformes with seven species. 85% of the bird species recorded was resident forms and 15% migrants. Among the birds reported from the Meenachil river basin, the Oriental Darter, Anhinga rufa melanogaster
was considered near threatened. Eight species of waterbirds were reported from the study area.
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Vincy MV, Brilliant R, Prasanth Narayanan S, Pradeepkumar AP. Checklist of riparian avifauna of Meenachil river basin, Kerala, South India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2016;3(2):24-28.