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Wetland Bird Species Composition in Tannery Effluent Tank, Dindigul, Tamilnadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 PG and Research Center of Zoology, Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women (Autonomous), Periyakulam, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (5), Pages 34-41, May,22 (2015)


The research paper was designed to enumerate bird’s species composition in the tannery effluent tank, Dindigul district. Bird census was carried out, using total birds from December 2009 to April 2010. The study area harbored eleven species of birds which is grouped under eight families and six orders. Species recorded in the tannery effluent tank were high during January and February. The maximum diversity with high equitability was recorded in December and minimum in April. The most dominant as well as common species in tannery effluent tank is Black-winged Stilt and Little Egret. The maximum diversity with high equitability was recorded in December and minimum in April The maximum abundance of birds species recorded in the study area was from the family Charadridae and Ardeidae whereas the remaining six families showed single species. The maximum abundance was recorded in the order Charadriiformes and Ciconiiformes and the minimum abundance was recorded in the order Galliformes and Pelecaniformes.


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