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Survey of Avifauna of Shriwardhan, District- Raigad MS, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, G.E. Society’s, Art’s, Commerce and Science College, Shriwardhan-402 110, Dist.-Raigad, Maharashtra State, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (ISC-2014), Pages 110-119, (2015)


Today there are all together about 8650 species and 27 orders of living birds in the world. In India there are about 1200 species of birds, representing some 75 families and 20 orders. This is a very high number and represents a great variety for a single country. The reason for this is that India has a great diversity of climates, from moist tropical to the cold arctic of the Himalayan ranges, the dry and hot desert climate of Rajasthan and cool temperate climate of the hilly portions. Survey and sampling method was used. The study was conducted during three seasons. For the study Six different areas with dense vegetation were identified from Shreewardhan taluka namely Dighi, Kudki, Chikhlap, Aravi, Shreewardhan, Harihareshwar. About 64 species of Birds were observed and identified by using various sources at selected sites. These species are included under 34 families. Comparing the availability of bird species at Western Maharashtra (540), Shreewardhan (64) has about 12% of bird diversity observed during the study. The details of finding are discussed in the paper.


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