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Check List of Avifauna in Between Kutralam and Narasingampattai Railway Track, Tamilnadu, India

The knowledge about the common birds in the rural parts of India is lacking till date. Data about the avian diversity from the remote pockets will strengthen the ornithological information of our country. To fulfill the lacuna and also to initiate this kind of work the present study was conducted in between Kutralam and Narasingam Pattai railway track. During the study period 23 bird species were recorded. And they are coming under 7 orders and 12 families. Higher numbers of birds were recorded in March (195) followed by October (99), January (86), February (75), December (63) and November (47). All the birds recorded in the study area were categorized into 5 ecological groups based on their food and feeding; they were insectivores (56.52%), carnivores (17.39%), omnivores (13.04%), granivores (8.69%) and frugivores (4.34%).

Author(s): S. SANDILYAN AND M. SUDHA