Year: 2017, Issue: December

Data assessment of avifauna in Pir Panchal range of temperate and sub tropical forest of Doda, J&K.

Author:

Ajaz A. Wani, Imteyaz Ahmed and Deep Narian Sahi

Keyword:

Inventorization, Doda, Pir Panchal, Himalaya, Avifauna.

The present study was carried out with the objective of inventorization of avifauna in district Doda which lies in the Pir Panchal Range of middle Himalayan chain of North West Himalaya which is approximately 170 km from winter Capital Jammu of J&K State. The study area lies between 32°53'' and 34°21'' North latitude and 75°1'' and 76°47'' East longitude and with an elevation ranging between 700-4800 m. The climate condition of the study area are variable ranging from temperate to sub-topical with an annual rainfall of 95-150 cm per annum and the temperature ranging between -5°C during winter and 35°C during summer. The study documents 71 species of birds belonging to 9 orders, 27 families 12 sub-families along with their resident/migrant status and abundance. Out of 71 species of birds, 41 species were resident, 27 species were summer migrant and 3 species were winter migrant.

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