AVIFAUNAL DIVERSITY AND STATUS IN KURUGODU, BELLARY DISTRICT, KARNATAKA STATEPrashant Konkal and Ganesh C.B.
The present study was conducted to determine the status of avifaunal diversity in Kurugodu, Bellary district, an area close to mining activity location. The study showed the presence of 35 species of birds spread over 27 families and 12 orders. The study area was dominated by non-passerine birds compared to passerine birds. The birds with specialized feeding types such as granivorous, frugivorous, and nectivorus were less abundant compared to birds with omnivorous and carnivorous food habits. While majority of the birds were seen in all seasons, some orders such as Cuculiformes, Coraciiformes, and Gruiformes, and Ciconiiformes were noticed in two season combinations. The percent occurrence of resident birds was maximum compared to resident migratory and migratory birds. No migratory birds were spotted in summer season due to the scarcity of food and water, and probably a high temperature in the study area.
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