SIGHTING RECORD OF ORIENTAL HONEY BUZZARD: PERNIS PTILORHYNCHUS (TEMMINCK, 1821) FROM SUN CITY JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN

SIGHTING RECORD OF ORIENTAL HONEY BUZZARD: PERNIS PTILORHYNCHUS (TEMMINCK, 1821) FROM SUN CITY JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN

Sanjeev Kumar1 and Seema Kumar2
1Desert Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Jodhpur 342005
2Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur 342005
[Corresponding author E-mail1: dr.kumarsanjeev@gmail.com]
Received: 13-08-2015 Accepted: 03-11-2015
Abstract:
The aves are one of the most diverse and versatile class of the animal kingdom due to their colourful variance and powerful ability to fly. The Buzzard family Accipitridae is an important family of the order Falconiformes of Aves. They are the most fascinating raptors among all. The present paper records the sighting of Pernis ptilorhynchus (Temminck, 1821) from Jodhpur for the first time.

Keywords: Aves, Accipitridae, Pernis ptilorhynchus

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