International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2016, Vol. 3 Issue 3, Part B
Avian Diversity and species richness in Khanyan and adjoining areas of Hooghly District, West Bengal
A study of was conducted during April 2013 to February 2014 in Khanyan and adjoining regions of Hooghly District of West Bengal. This study was conducted in three different environments, Agricultural/grasslands, City Woodlands and Wetland ecosystems. 91 species were recorded belonging to 16 different orders and 45 different families. Among all the species recorded, species richness and the total abundance of birds were significantly higher in agricultural habitat followed by wetland and woodland habitat respectively. Though the agricultural land was surrounded by villages yet the bird species count in this region was very high negating intense anthropogenic activities. The abundance of birds was significantly high in winter in all three habitats. The data suggests that the agricultural system was most diverse, where as birds in the woodland ecosystems was more evenly distributed. An annotated checklist of these species is provided with special reference to their distribution in different habitats.
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Dr. Ghosh K. Avian Diversity and species richness in Khanyan and adjoining areas of Hooghly District, West Bengal. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2016;3(3):119-126.