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Winter survey of birds at Keti Bunder, district Thatha, Pakistan

Winter survey of birds at Keti Bunder, district Thatha, Pakistan

Winter survey of birds at Keti Bunder, district Thatha, Pakistan

 Abbas Ali1, Muhammad Altaf2*, Muhammad Samar Hussain Khan3

 1Department of Marine Biological Research Laboratory, Karachi, Pakistan
2Department of Zoology, Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Bagh, Pakistan
3Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad, Pakistan

ABSTRACT

 Keti Bunder is part of Indus Delta and situated at Thatha district, Sindh. The objectives of study were to assessment
of avifauna diversity and also noted the threats to the birds of Keti Bunder. To know the avian dominance and
diversity of Keti Bunder; we carried out at dawn and dusk in winter season (November, 2015 to February, 2016),
using direct and indirect methods. During the survey, total of 49 winter season bird species belonging to 33 genera
and 21 families were recorded. A total of 4280 birds were recorded dedicated survey effort from the Keti Bunder.
Dominance (D), Shannon-Wiener diversity Index (H’), Simpson Index (S), Evenness (E) and Margalef (R) were
observed form the study area as; 0.06, 3.23, 0.94, 0.52 and 5.74 respectively. During the surveys noted that most
abundant species of the study area were little egret, cattle egret, greater flamingo, greater egret, and common coot. It
is concluded that bird species number are decreasing with passage of time when the data were compared with the
previous research due to anthropogenic impacts especially pollution impact.

 

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 36, Iss. 2, pp. 125-252

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