International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2018, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part B
Birds and their conservation status at Nandur Madhmeshwar bird Sanctuary near Nasik, India
Shivaji Prabhakar Chavan, Arvind N Kulkarni and Pavan L Jadhav
Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary (NMBS) near Niphad, district Nasik, Maharashtra State established as one of the unique natural habitat for local resident and migratory species over a period of one hundred years. Wetlands, small atolls, marshy lands, trees, agriculture land and a small patch of forest provides multiple habitat conditions for the birds especially water birds. During this study 105 species belongs to 14 Orders and 40 Families were recorded in winter season, year 2018, out of that the distribution and characteristics was 64 (60.9%) migratory, 41 (39.0%) Resident, 04 (3.8%) Near Threatened, 6 (5.17%) Abundant, 36 (34.2%) Occsional, 43 (40.9%) Common, 20 (19.0%) Rare. Winter migratory species were 16 (15.2%). Maximum number was of different duck species (Ansariformes) with species diversity 14 (14.3%). Winter season is population and diversity rich period for the occurrence of birds. It is nearly pollution free zone for the birds and protected under the Department of Forest and Wild life, Government of Maharashtra. The visitors have to take care not perform any activity or behave that disturb the life and ecological processes of birds and the habitat.
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Shivaji Prabhakar Chavan, Arvind N Kulkarni and Pavan L Jadhav. Birds and their conservation status at Nandur Madhmeshwar bird Sanctuary near Nasik, India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2018;5(4):109-119.