FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2015 Vol.21 No.1 PP 71-74
ANATIDAE OF JAIKWADI BIRD SANCTUARY: AN IMPORTANT WINTERING GROUND FROM CENTRAL MAHARASHTRA (INDIA).
Sudhakar Kurhade
P. G. Department of Zoology, New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar – 414001, Maharashtra (India) (Affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University)
E-mail: sudhakarkurhade@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
17 Anatidae species are reported from the Jaikwadi Bird Sanctuary. The seventeen Anatidae members include 13 dabbling ducks and 4 diving ducks. Among reported Anatidae two species are with R/WM status, four are with R/LM status and eleven are with WM status. Almost all recorded Anatidae are mentioned Scheduled IV of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972, while one species (Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos ) is mentioned in Appendix II of The Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES).

Key words :Anatidae, Ducks, Jaikwadi Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra.
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