International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

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- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2015) Volume 3, Issue 1

Status and Relative Abundance of Bird Fauna in Pathiyaldhar Valley, Garhwal Himalaya, India

Frequent surveys from October 2009 to March 2010 in temperate forest of Pathiyal Dhar of district Chamoli resulted in identification of 54 bird species belonging to 25 families and 5 orders. The maximum individuals was noted in the month of December (1222), followed by January (1120), March (999), February (998), November (945) and October with minimum number of (619). The average relative abundance showed great variations. The maximum relative abundance was recorded of House sparrow (0.0094), Black headed Jay (0.0063), Large billed crow (0.0051), Common Myna (0.0046), Red billed blue magpie (0.0036), Himalayan Bulbul (0.0029), Blue whistling thrush (0.0024), Great tit (0.0023), Blue rock pigeon (0.0022), House swift (0.0022), Red rumped swallow and Ashy throated warbler (0.0021), Jungle prinia (0.0019), Streaked laughningthrush (0.0017) and Tawny owl with (0.001) minimum relative abundance.

Author(s): Manish Kukreti,Priti Dhyani Kukreti

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