International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2018, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part D
Avian diversity and range extensions records from Udanti-Sitanadi tiger reserve, Chhattisgarh, India
AMK Bharos, Faiz Bux, Krishnendu Basak, Moiz Ahmed and Akhilesh Bharos
This study has been undertaken to document the avian species of the Tiger Reserve, which was formed by clubbing of erstwhile Udanti and Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuaries located in Gariband and Dhamtari districts of Chhattisgarh respectively, which is an IBA site. The location of the Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve (USTR) is in close proximity of Eastern Ghats, which affords the migration of several avian species, extending their distribution range. The aim was to determine range extension status and diversity of avian into USTR and adjoining forests. Study revealed presence of 246 species in forest, wetland and other types of habitats in and around. Of which six (6) species from Eastern Ghats, three (3) species from Western Ghats and six (6) Himalayan species were recorded extending their distribution range to USTR. Out of 246 species, 14 IUCN species were recorded, three (3) Critically Endangered, one (1) Endangered, and ten (10) Near Threatened. Major threats to the USTR are the future kimberlite mining and consequent habitat destruction.
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AMK Bharos, Faiz Bux, Krishnendu Basak, Moiz Ahmed and Akhilesh Bharos. Avian diversity and range extensions records from Udanti-Sitanadi tiger reserve, Chhattisgarh, India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2018;5(1):214-227.