A STUDY ON HABITAT EVALUATION AND ASSOCIATED AVI FAUNAL DIVERSITY OF KONDAKARLA FRESH WATER LAKE ECOSYSTEM OF VISAKHAPATNAM, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIAJ. Jagatheeswari
The survey was conducted on distribution status of avifauna in four major ecological zones and respective habitats of the lake ecosystem were classified in to (1) Open waters of muddy shores and sand bars (2) Deep shallow lake bed areas: (3) Wet borders of river channels and discharging drains (4) Lake fringes and marginal areas. A study was undertaken on habitat evaluation of avifaunal diversity of Kondakarla fresh water lake ecosystem of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India for a period of 3 years from 2010-2013. Bio diversity and its conservation are regarded as one of natural resources. Kondakarla fresh water lake ecosystem inhabits several aquatic organisms. To evaluate habitat configuration and their utilization patterns of birds and to suggest conservation measures for ecological resilience of lake habitats and bring back the pristine glory of Lake Ecosystem.
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