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Aquatic bird diversity in the Badwai Pond of Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan

Pradeep Raj Singh Chauhan, Akshay Jain & Sushma Jain*
Department of Zoology, Vidya Bhawan Rural Institute, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Received : 13th November, 2022 ; Revised : 14th December, 2022

Abstract– Birds are the best indicator of environmental changes. The richness of bird diversity indicates the richness of habitat. Our survey was carried out to monitor aquatic bird diversity during the winter season when various migratory bird species arrive in Badwai pond. In this study, around 50 species were identified. Among these 3 species reported as threatened category, 5 species at the verge of threatened category and the rest come in a less concerned category. Identified species namely Bar-headed goose, Common Coot, Greater Flamingo, Common Pochard, Sarus crane, Eurasian Spoonbill, Black Ibis, etc. Some factors like climatic variability, the productivity of the environment, food availability, geographical status, habitat, invasive species, anthropogenic activity, etc. play an important role in species diversity and richness. The presence of different types of bird species depicts the richness of pond productivity. By taking some conservative steps this place can be developed as a better wetland.

Key words: Badwai, threatened, less concerned, richness, habitat, conservation

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