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Studies on the Status of the birds Inhabitating Sirpur Lake Indore, MP, with Reference to the Changing Environment

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Mata Jijabai Govt. Girls P.G. College, Moti Tabela, Indore, MP, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IYSC-2015), Pages 18-21, September,2 (2015)


Environmental changes are now a day’s happening regularly day to day- increase in temperature, scarcity of rainfall, drying of lakes etc. have strong implication on biodiversity. Global warming has set in motion and is affecting the timing of migration of birds. Birds are reliable indicator of environment change for centuries and their arrival indicates start of winter and departure of summer in the present study area. There are many examples of the effect of climatic change on birds from all around the world which taken together provide compelling evidence that climatic change is already affecting birds in diverse ways. A status survey of birds from Sirpur Lake was conducted during the 2014. Seventeen species of birds belonging to 7 different families were recorded. Coot (Fulica atria, Linnaeus) have been the most common and abundant species of family Rallidae in the reservoir. An attempt of this paper is to provide significant information’s about the birds inhabitating Sirpur lake to recognize this site as globally important habitat for the conservation of bird population.


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