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Record of Nettapus coromandelianus, Gmelin, JF, 1789 (Cotton teal) at Seasonal Wetlands near New Viva Collage, Virar, Palghar district of Maharashtra state, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Viva College, Virar West, 401303, MH, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, Viva College, Virar West, 401303, MH, India
  • 328, Pandit Niwas, S K Bole road, Dadar West, Mumbai 400028, MH, India
  • 4Department of Zoology, Viva College, Virar West, 401303, MH, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 51-53, April,10 (2016)


Avifauna of India is very diverse having many resident as well as migratory birds. Wetland attracts variety of birds by providing ample of food and nesting sites. Nettapus coromandelianus, Gmelin, JF (Cotton teal) is one of the aquatic birds which prefer freshwater lagoons, swamps and dams. Nettapus coromandelianus is a non-migratory bird which has been recorded from different parts of Indian Subcontinent. As per IUCN Red Data Book List this species is considered as Least Concerned. Shrinking habitat due to anthropogenic activities will definitely impact on the population of this species with other aquatic birds. Nettapus coromandelianusis recorded at Seasonal Wetlands near New Viva Collage, Virar, Palghar district of Maharashtra state.


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