International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Environmental Biology | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023 | Rating: 5.1 / 10

A Study on Diversity of Birds of Chinab River Catchment at Earstwhile Akhnoor Sub Division of District Jammu, J & K

Dr. Sonia Verma | Dr. Rakesh Verma

Abstract: A survey to identify the birds diversity in the catchment area of Chinab river was conducted between September 2022 to September 2023. The study reveals a rich avian diversity and a total of 194 species of birds belonging to 63 families. The catchment of Chinab river is a biodiversity rich region. It harbors a variety of flora and fauna. The catchment is a house of number of migratory as well resident birds. Varieties of migratory birds visit the catchment during winter. Continuous monitoring of the avifaunal diversity is required to evaluate the ecological status of the birds and their habitats. Birds plays an important role in maintaining the ecological balance. Due to increase in urbanization and various anthropogenic activities, diversity and distribution of bird?s species is on declining trend all over the globe. Out of 194 species of birds 26 species are migratory, 143 resident, 02 resident summer visitors, 03 resident winter visitors, 03 summer visitors, 16 winter visitors and partially 01 visitors were recorded.

Keywords: Birds of Akhnoor, Akhnoor Tehsil, Chinab river Catchment, E-birds, Merlin, Birds of India, migratory birds, resident birds, Jammu

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,

Pages: 2002 - 2011

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