International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Zoology | India | Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016 | Rating: 6.6 / 10

Avifaunal Diversity in and around the Torsa River beside Coochbehar Town of West Bengal

Sounak Das | Debashis Das [5]

Abstract: The present report represents the result of a two years study on the avifaunal diversity of the river Torsa proximal to the town of Coochbehar, West Bengal. The study has been restricted only to the open-water, mudflats and banks of river Torsa. A total of 111 species including sub-species of avifauna belonging to 79 genera under 37 families and 14 orders has been recorded from the studied area.14 species favor open water bodies for their foraging, while 46 species forage in water-edge area and 51 species are terrestrial birds as found in this studied area. Out of total 111 species including sub-species, 27 species of migratory birds, 24 species of resident-migratory / local-migratory and 60 species of exclusively residential birds has been recorded during the study.

Keywords: Avifauna, diversity, Torsa, river bed, Coochbehar

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016,

Pages: 1799 - 1804

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