Subscribe

Subscribe to our Newsletter and get informed about new publication regulary and special discounts for subscribers!

ILNS > Volume 49 > A Synoptic Report on the Early Winter Migrants and...
< Back to Volume

A Synoptic Report on the Early Winter Migrants and Resident Birds in the Coastal Wetland of the Marine National Park, Positra, Gujarat

Full Text PDF

Abstract:

The study is based on the avian community observed in the region. In total, 524 individuals, 27 genera and 35 species of birds belonging to 21 families have been recorded. Among them, the family Charadriidae with 15.08% incidence is the most frequent; immediately followed by the family Scolopacidae (11.26% of occurence). The highest observed species richness has been observed in case of the family Ardeidae. Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) is the most abundant avian species observed. The community consists of 40% Resident; 40% Resident-migrant and 20% Migrant bird species. It was observed that the concerned community shows a considerable diversity and a corresponding low value of dominance. In the feeding guild analysis, the Insectivore and the Aquatic invertebrate-feeder guilds have the most number of recorded avian species. The feeding guild affiliations also points out that the overall community is fairly rich in its composition as it houses bird species belonging to various feeding guilds.

Info:

Periodical:
International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 49)
Pages:
35-43
Citation:
A. Chatterjee et al., "A Synoptic Report on the Early Winter Migrants and Resident Birds in the Coastal Wetland of the Marine National Park, Positra, Gujarat", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 49, pp. 35-43, 2015
Online since:
November 2015
Export:
Distribution:
References:

S. Buckton, Managing wetlands for sustainable livelihoods at KoshiTappu, Danphe 16(1): 12- 13, (2007).

R. H. Whittaker and G. E. Likens, Primary production: the biosphere and man, Human Ecology, 1: 357-369, (1973).

J.P. Gibbs, The importance of small wetlands for the persistence of local populations of wetland-associated animals, Wetlands, 13: 25-31, (1993).

M. Paracuellos, How can habitat selection affect the use of a wetland complex by waterbirds?, Biodiversity and Conservation, 15: 4569-4582, (2006).

S. Ali and S. D. Ripley, Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan (Compact Edition), University Press, Bombay, India, (1983).

M. M. Weller, Freshwater marshes and wildlife management, University of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis, (1981).

I. Newton, The contribution of some recent research on birds to ecological understanding, Journal of Animal Ecology, 64: 675-696, (1995).

Sekercioglu and C. Hakki, Ecological significance of bird populations, Handbook of the Birds of the World, 11: 15-51, (2006).

S.A.J. Van, Biodiversity declining in the Netherlands: an indicator to describe the changes in the number of wild species, Netherlands Official Statistics, Winter, 45-49 pp., (1997).

Information on http: /www. jamnagar. org/mnp. htm.

SACON ENVIS Newsletter on wetland ecosystems and inland wetland; Sarovar Saurabh, Govt. of India. 8(4): 1─5, (2012).

N.B. Gajera, A.K.R. Mahato and V.V. Kumar, Wetland birds of arid region-a study on their diversity and distribution pattern in kachchh, Columban Jornal of Life Science, 13(1 & 2): 47-51, (2012).

O.D. Stanley, Wetland ecosystems and coastal habitat diversity in Gujarat, India, Journal of Coastal Development, 7(2): 49-64, (2004).

D. W. Gibbons and R. D. Gregory, Birds, in Ecological Census Techniques: a handbook, 2nd (W.J. Sutherland) Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 308-350 pp., (2006).

R. Grimmett, C. Inskipp and T. Inskipp, Birds of the Indian Subcontinent, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, (2011).

R. Manakadan and A. Pittie, Standardized common and scientific names of the birds of the Indian subcontinent, Buceros 6(1): 1-37, (2001).

J. E. Bower, J. H. Zar and C. N. von Ende, Field and Laboratory Manual of General Ecology, WCB Mc. Graw -Hill, Boston, 171-193 pp., (1997).

Ø. Hammer, D.A.T. Harper and P. D. Ryan, PAST: Paleontological Statistics Software Package for Education and Data Analysis, Palaeontologia Electronica, 4(1): 9, (2001).

L. Jost, Entropy and diversity, Oikos, 113: 363-375, (2006).

IUCN IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria: Version 3. 1, IUCN Species Survival Commission, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK, (2001).

S. Ali and S.D. Ripley, Compact handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan together with those of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, Oxford University Press, Delhi, (1987).

A.E. Magurran, Measuring Biological Diversity, Blackwell, (2004).

C.E. Bock, Z.F. Jones and J.H. Bock, Relationships between species richness, evenness, and abundance in a southwestern savanna, Ecology, 88(5): 1322-1327, (2007).

Show More Hide
Cited By:
This article has no citations.