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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(4): 649-660            |                 Available online, December 31, 2017

Avifauna and Comparative Study of Threatened Birds at Urban Wetlands of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India 


Patil Nachiket Suryakant



Department of Environment Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur-416 004, Maharashtra, India

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Received: 28. 10.2017    |    Accepted: 05.12.2017        |      Published : 31.12.2017

Kolhapur is blessed with numbers of wetlands which is productive and unique ecosystem that support number of birds. The present study focus on avifaunal diversity and population status of threatened bird species by Diversity indices at in and around the wetlands of Kolhapur from 2016-2017. Bird survey was conducted according to line transect method and standard point count method. Species Diversity indices and Simpson index were used for statistical analysis. A total of 159 species of birds belonging to 17 orders and 60 families were recorded, of those 109 species of terrestrial birds and 50 species of water birds were observed. Out of 159 birds, 93 residential, 50 residential migratory and 15 are migratory. Of those one species is vulnerable, three species near threatened were observed. Among the birds recorded in study area, about 43% were insectivores and other dominating types include mixed diet 10%, piscivores 15%, omnivores 9%, carnivores 9%, granivores 9%, fructivores 2% and nectivores 3% respectively. Diversity of threatened birds was higher in Kalamba Lake as compare to other Wetlands. Urban wetlands are rich enough to attract birds and provide abundant food and safe passage for nesting, boosting and molting purpose.


Keyword: Threatened Birds, Species Diversity Indices, Simpson Index, Avifaunal diversity, Urban Wetland.



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Patil Nachiket Suryakant (2017) Avifauna and Comparative Study of Threatened Birds at Urban Wetlands of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India; International J. of Life Sciences, 5 (4): 649-660. 



I would like to thank to Prof.(Dr).

P.D Raut, HOD of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Prof. Dr. Aasawari Jadhav, Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur   and Anup Gargate, Research Associate, Department of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur for their gradual support.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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