Preliminary survey of avifaunal diversity around Shetrunji River, Dhari, India

Parin Dal, Ashokkumar Vaghela


The present study was carried out to document of the aquatic avifaunal diversity of Shetrunji River, Dhari located in the Amreli District of Gujarat State. A total of 18 species of birds belonging to 8 families viz. Ciconiidae, Phoenicopteridae, Phalacrocoracidae, Podicipedidae, Anatidae, Ardeidae, Threskiornithidae and Alcedinidae were recorded in the study area from October 2013 to December 2013. 14 species of these were residents and 2 were residents with local migrants. Ardeidae was highest in dominance family followed by Anatidae, Ciconiidae and Threskiornithidae, where as in concern of the order Ciconiiformes was highest in dominance of species followed by Anseriformes. During winter the maximum birds were observed from recorded species due to easy accessibility of food. Among all the bird species recorded in this area, 16 were least concern and 2 species of birds such as Black Headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) and Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) are Near Threatened under Red List category of IUCN 2013.


Aquatic; Avifauna; Diversity; Status; River

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