STATUS AND RELATIVE ABUNDANCE OF AVIAN FAUNA AT GARTHA VALLEY, GARHWAL HIMALAYA, INDIA
Manish Kukreti* and S. P. Uniyal
The survey was carried out from October 2020 to September 2021 in temperate forest of Gartha valley, Garhwal Himalaya resulted in identification 40 species, 18 families and 6 orders. Family Accipitridae and Turdidae with 4 species dominants in all birds includes 3 threatened viz. Gyps himalayensis, Lophura laucominalus, Frencolinus frencolinus, 8 endamic species, 29 species were found to have widespread distribution and very common in Gartha valley.
Keywords: Temperate forest, Relative abundance, Status, Avian fauna, Gartha valley, Garhwal Himalaya.
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