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ISSN: 2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN: 2320-7817  (Print)



Dr. Santosh Pawar 




Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(2):256-262 |  Available online,July 23, 2016

Diversity and status of Avifauna from Bodalkasa lake in Gondia district, Maharashtra, India



Puri SD1* and Virani RS2


1Department of Biology, Adarsh Vidyalaya and Jr. College, Amgaon, MS, India.

2Department of Zoology, Shivramji Moghe Science College, Kelapur, MS, India.

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Received: 04.04.2016  |  Revised :11.05.2016  |  Accepted: 10.06.2016  |  Published : 23.07.2016

The avifaunal diversity of Bodalkasa lake was studied from February 2014 to January 2016 based on visual encounter surveys. The lake is located near Bodalkasa village having food availability and rich tree vegetation in surrounding area that harbors a variety of birds. Now a days the anthropogenic disturbances and the environmental changes happening regularly affects the seasonal biodiversity. Total sixty nine species including water birds and land birds were recorded belonging to different 33 families during the study period. Out of sixty nine species, 52 species were residents (75%), 12 species were winter visitors (18%), 03 species were summer visitors (4%) and 02 species were passage visitors (3%). The maximum species were sighted during the winter season followed by summer and monsoon season respectively. Out of sixty nine species, 37 species were very common, 13 species were common, 12 species were uncommon, 05 species were occasional and 02 species were rare for this site. The family wise relative diversity of the bird species from the lake was also calculated.


Keywords: Avifauna, Bodalkasa lake, diversity, status.




Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Puri SD and Virani RS (2016) Diversity and status of Avifauna from Bodalkasa lake in Gondia district, Maharashtra, India, International J. of Life Sciences, 4(2): 256-262.



With the sense of high resolve, the authors wish to express grateful thanks to the great advisor Dr. K. M. Kulkarni (Former DE, Higher Education, Pune), the bird watcher and local expert M. H. Deshmukh who helped and supported for completion of this research paper during this study. Also the authors very much thanks to the forest and irrigation departments, Gondia to grant the permission for this research.


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