AVIFAUNA OF ARDEIDAE FAMILY OF AGRO-ECOSYSTEM OF KHAN SAROVAR AND IT’S SURROUNDING AREA, PATAN (N.G.)

  • P.L.DAMOR AND K.B.PATEL

Abstract

Wetland agro-ecosystem of Khan Sarovar and its surrounding area have provided habitat for the seven species of Ardeidae family. The Ardeidae member-Cattle Egret (Babulcus ibis) were dominated and common in this habitat. The Cattle Egret species seen in maximum (980) number where as Black-crowned Night Heron (Nyctocorax nycticorax) seen in minimum (259) number. Highest relative abundance (21.16%) seen in Cattle Egret and lowest relative abundance (5.59%) seen in Black-crowned Night Heron. North Gujarat is a prime habitat for residence and breeding of the Ardeidae family. Cattle Egret became associated species to agricultural practice of the farmer. It is hoped that this study would provide a preliminary database for the Ardeidae family of this area, for further research.

How to Cite
K.B.PATEL, P.L.DAMOR AND. AVIFAUNA OF ARDEIDAE FAMILY OF AGRO-ECOSYSTEM OF KHAN SAROVAR AND IT’S SURROUNDING AREA, PATAN (N.G.). LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 47, dec. 2013. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/16>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2017.
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