FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2016 Vol.22 No.2 PP 171-185
AVIAN DIVERSITY OF DHRAFAD WATER RESERVOIR AND SURROUDING AREA IN SARSAI VILLAGE, DIST. JUNAGADH (GUJARAT) INDIA
C.K. VAISHNAV1 AND *P.P. DODIA2
1Botany Department,
2Zoology Department,
Sir P.P. Institute of Science,
BHAVNAGAR (GUJARAT) INDIA.
E-mail: pravinsangdodia@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Dhrafad water reservoir is a fresh water reservoir(Dam). The area has good avian diversity as well as floral diversity. It provide good habitat to the water birds and plant species. Total 148 species of birds belonging to 53 families have been observed in the study area. Ninety six sp. are resident and breeding, 36 species are migratory, 10 species are resident, 03 species are residential, 02species are residential and migratory, breeding and migratory and 01 species is resident and breeding in summer. Encroachments in the reservoir with drying of water for cropping and fishing are the threats to bird species.

Key words : Avian diversity, Breeding, Migratory, Residential, Water reservoir,
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