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Diversity and Status of Avifauna in Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary, Haryana, India

Department of Zoology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak-124 001 (Haryana), India
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(Received : June 20, 2019; Accepted : August 19, 2019)


The avian diversity study of Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary, Haryana, India was carried out from December 2017 to March 2019. The line transects method with variable width and visual count method was used in the study. A total of 119 species of birds belonging to 43 families and 17 orders were recorded. Anatidae was the most dominant family with 11 species. Among the total species, 82 were resident, and 30 were winter visitors, six were summer visitors, while only one was passage visitor. One vulnerable and six near threatened species were also recorded. Based on the population status, 42 species were having stable, 32 species were having decreasing, 27 species were having increasing, and 18 species had unknown population trend. Thus, Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary harbours a rich avian diversity, and with the implementation of appropriate protective measures, it can attract more resident and migratory birds in future.
Key words :Bhindawas, birds, diversity, Haryana