Conservation Biologist, Silent Valley National Park, Kerala Forests and Wildlife Department, Mannarkkad, Palakkad, Kerala
*Corresponding Author: N Rajeshkumar, Conservation Biologist, Silent Valley National Park, Kerala Forests and Wildlife Department, Mannarkkad, Palakkad, Kerala.
Received: February 13, 2023; Published: March 06, 2023
A total of 12176 individuals belonging to 134 bird species were recorded from August 2017 to December 2018 in four fixed line transects comprised of Kootikkal (n = 3718), Watchtower (n = 2960), Bharanikuzhi (n = 2421), and Urulanthanni (n = 3077). Highest number of individuals were recorded in December 2018 (n = 1013), followed by October 2018 (n = 945), November and January 2018 (n = 943). The highest number of individual bird species were recorded in four transects includes Greater racket tailed drongo (n = 886), Yellow browed bulbul (n = 765), Heart-spotted woodpecker (n = 632), Hill myna (n = 512), Malabar grey hornbill (n = 506), Jungle babbler (n = 474), Black-headed oriole (n = 388), White-cheeked barbet (n = 357), Jerdon’s leafbird (n = 355), Grey junglefowl (n = 349), and Malabar parakeet (n = 342).
A total of 24 migratory bird species were recorded in Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary from October 2017 to May 2018 and October 2018 to March 2019. Also, a total of 771 individuals were recorded in four transects. Among the migratory bird species, highest number of individuals were recorded includes Plum-headed parakeet (19.58%), followed by Tickell’s leaf warbler (14.66%), of Blyth’s starling (12.71%), and of Greenish warbler (8.69%). Few migratory bird species were recorded as one individual such as White-browed wagtail, Sulphur-bellied warbler, and Booted warbler.
Keywords: Birds; Thattekkad; Individuals; Diversity; Sanctuary
Citation: N Rajeshkumar. “Bird Diversity of Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala, India". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.4 (2023): 07-14.
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