STUDIES ON AVIFAUNAL DIVERSITY OF SRIKAKULAM TOWN, SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT, ANDRAPRADESH, INDIA
S. Mukunda Rao*, R. Ramachandra Rao, R. Jaya Prakash, B. Bharatha Lakshmi, K. Sree Ramulu.
Birds are widely recognized as bio-indicators of the quality of the ecosystem. Avifauna plays various roles as scavengers, pollinators, predators of insect pest, bio-indicators of different kind of environment like urbanization and industrialization. They are very sensitive indicators of pollution problems and function as early warning system. The studies have been conducted from November 2013 to October 2014. During the study 52 species birds were recorded. It is a good habitat for feeding and nesting to birds due to river Nagavali, other water ponds and trees are in and around the Srikakulam town. It is the first attempt on avifaunal documentation in Srikakulam town.
Keywords: Avifauna, Srikakulam, Nagavali, Feeding, Nesting, Habitat, Documentation.
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