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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Avifaunal diversity of Moghat reservoir Khandwa (East Nimar) M.P.

Keshre Vivek and Shrivastava Sheela

Govt. S.N. P.G. College, Khandwa (M.P.)

Abstract

Khandwa is one of the districts of the state M.P. The Moghat reservoir is situated three Kilometres away in the Northwest area of Khandwa town on 21˚49` 36“ N latitude and 76˚ 20`56“ E longitudes. It is a man made reservoir built in 1897. Reservoirs inhabit several local and migratory bird species. The present investigation was carried out to document the avifauna of this water body. This habitat attracted 24 bird species which are local and migratory belonging to 12 families and 07 different orders viz. , Ciconiformes, Anseriformes, Gruiformes Pelecanformes, Charadriformes, Coraciformes and Suliformies Highest population of Rudy shelduck, Comb ducks and spot bill ducks were recorded in January. . Reduction in water retention in this reservoir in summer has affected the avifaunal diversity. Other prominent residents were herons and little cormorants. Interestingly, in spite of disturbances in activity, all the 24 species enjoyed the habitat from November to February during the study period.

Avifauna, water body, avifaunal diversity

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Vivek, K., & Sheela, S. (2015). Avifaunal diversity of Moghat reservoir Khandwa (East Nimar) MP. Environment Conservation Journal16(3), 81-84.

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2015.16311

Received: 14.08.2015

Revised:27.09.2015

Accepted: 05.10.2015

First Online: 15.12. 2015

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2015.16311

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