Year: 2016, Issue: December

Avian fauna of Unchehara, Satna district of Madhya Pradesh.

Author:

Archana Shukla and Shivesh Pratap Singh

Keyword:

Birds, Species, Habitat, Rare, Uncommon
An annual study was undertaken to explore the avian fauna diversity of four different locations of Unchehara tehsil, Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. A total number of 67 species were observed belonging to 14 different orders and 34 different families. Family Sturnidae comprising of Myna and starling is at the top. It was recorder that wetland areas were preferred over agricultural area which in turn was preferred over anthropologically disturbed areas by the birds. Some of the birds like Black Ibis, Quail, francolin, White Neck Stork were rarely seen and hence need to be conserved. The continuous change in the agriculture practices like extensive use of machines, fertilizers, pesticides, new hybrid variety of plants, cutting of trees, hunting of birds are great challenge for the birds to survive. Hence, it is necessary to monitor these areas systematically in rapidly changing environment.

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