ASSESSMENT OF SHANNON WIENER INDEX OF BIRDS IN VARIOUS REGIONS OF INDORE CITY, INDORE, MADHYA PRADESHPriya Gaur, C. S. Shrivastava and S. Gaherwal
A survey of avian fauna was conducted in Indore to record the avian fauna in all the selected sites of Indore city. The objective of the present study was to calculate the Shannon Wiener index of the recorded avian fauna in the Meghdoot garden, Nehru Park, Lalbagh and Pipliyapala Regional Park. Field guide books, cameras and binoculars were used for the identification of the birds. This study was conducted for a year (2018). Seasonal checklists were made and individuals were counted and this diversity index was evaluated. The results of the present study showed that Highest Species Diversity with Hâ = 3.2585 was recorded in Pipliyapala Regional park in the Summer Season. Lowest Species Diversity with Hâ = 2.7656 in Rainy season at Nehru Park. Indore city has rich avian diversity and must be preserved for conservation point of view. Creation of more green spaces should be promoted to enhance this diversity.