COMPARATIVE OCCURANCE AND POPULATION STATUS OF BIRD SPECIES IN DIFFERENT TALUKAS OF ANAND DISTRICT, GUJARAT
P. L. Damor* and K. B. Patel
Department of Zoology, Sheth M. N. Science College, Patan – 384 265
[Corresponding author E-mail-*: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Received: 25-08-2016 Revised: 28-08-2016 Accepted: 30-08-2016
The present study was conducted in Anand district. Anand district is located in central Gujarat. The total area of the district is 2,94,751 hectares. This district area is known as ‘Charotar’ area. The area of the district comprises plain land. The region has typically fertile soil. The climate is semi-arid and tropical monsoon type South Western current in summer bring monsoon rain from the third week of June to September end. The study was conducted during 2012-14 in the selected study area of Anand district with its eight talukas (Anand, Anklav, Borsad, Khambhat, Petlad, Sojitra, Tarapur and Umreth) and observed 123 species of birds. As comparative study, 5-10 species of birds were found as most in all taluka of Anand district, 19-28 species of birds found as common birds, 09-23 bird species as less common and 35-48 species of birds as rarely found in Anand district.
Keywords: Bird species, population Anand District, Talukas