Status and occurrence of gulls in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

Sonika Kushwaha, Devendra Kumar, Devendra Kumar-Ccf, Forest, Akhilesh Kumar, H L-Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, Sachin Maheshwari, H L-Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, Abhishek Kumar, Sonika Kushwaha (+4 others)
2017 105 International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies   unpublished
Gulls belonging to family Laridae are lesser studied bird species in India. The population trend of wintering Gulls in Jhansi was evaluated from November 2016 to January 2017. Observations were made along line transects and Point Count Methods with the aid of binoculars and SLR Camera. The total population of these migratory gulls increased gradually from November (218) to December (280) and January (249). The total population of Gull species for three months was 747 with a mean population of
more » ... 9. The Variance (Population Standard), σ 2 was 640.66 with a standard deviation 25.31. Gull species were absent in Laxmi Taal, Ghadmau Jheel and Bhasneeh Jheel. The findings highlight the importance of fish for the migratory gulls. The gulls shared the habitats with egrets, herons, storks, cormorants and ducks. Some obvious threats are Habitat loss, over-fishing, and hunting that might affect their occurrence. Site specific awareness and conservation measures are required.