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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

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

Author(s):

Vincy MV, Brilliant R, Prasanth Narayanan S, Pradeepkumar AP

Abstract:
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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How to cite this article:
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.
International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies