Avifauna of agro-ecosystems of Maidan area of Karnataka

S. Basavarajappa
2006 Zoos Print Journal  
Diversified wetland agro-ecosystems of Maidan areas of Karnataka have provided congenial habitats for the survival of 27 species of water birds belonging to 13 families. The relative composition of aquatic bird species and their density varied significantly. Further, the Ardeidae members dominated and were common in all habitats. Interestingly, the area was found congenial for certain resident migrants viz., Painted Stork (Mycteria lencepahala), Black Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa) and Oriental
more » ... a) and Oriental White Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus), which were recorded every winter. The study showed that, the varied composition of water birds associated with the wetland agro-ecosystem is for sharing common habitat for different purposes. It is hoped that this study would provide a preliminary database for the avifauna of this area, for further research.
doi:10.11609/jott.zpj.1277.2217-9 fatcat:gtbeqrezefgkbdz3rq5yg66kly