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Impact of urbanization on avian population and its status in Maharashtra state, India
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering.
Department of Environmental Studies, A.C.S.College, Amravati.
IBA-IBCN, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.
Department of Physics, ASC College, Indapur, India.
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2012 (English)In: International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences, ISSN 0973-6077, Vol. 7, no 1, 59-76 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The avifaunal diversity and density in Amravati city, Maharashtra, India was studied for a period of one month. Amravati city has got two reservoirs in the city limits itself namely, the Chhatri Lake and the Wadali Lake. The city has got well-protected by greenery, Amravati had remained an important birding place. During the study of five different transects lines 30 plants species and 61 birds species were observed, during study in which 57 are resident species and 4 are winter migrant. Highest population of Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) was recorded in this study. The visitors include Black Red Start (Phoenicurus ochruros), Common Sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos) Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus), White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) which are found in the study area throughout the study period. According to status of birds, we have selected total 10 birds, which are found in and around city areas. Maximum and Minimum average also calculate, according quantity of birds. Maximum number of birds was found in highly urbanized area i.e 2860 and minimum in industrial area i.e.612. According to species variation, maximum number of bird’s species was found 46 in Reserve forest and minimum 16 in urbanized area.

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Seoul: Research India Publications , 2012. Vol. 7, no 1, 59-76 p.
Keyword [en]
Food availability, individual quality, pollution, predation, urban birds, India
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-96405ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84868690994OAI: diva2:530657

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