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        Abstract - Issue Jul 2014, 35 (4)                                                                                                             Back

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Avifaunal occurrence and distribution of wetland birds in Sakhya Sagar and Madhav Lakes in Madhav National Park, Shivpuri, India


Mohit Arya1*, R.J. Rao2 and Anand Kumar Mishra3

1Department of Zoology, Govt. K. R. G. (Auto.) P.G. College, Gwalior - 474 004, India

2Conservation Biology Unit, SOS in Zoology, Jiwaji University Gwalior - 474 001, India

3Department of Zoology, Govt. S. M. S. P.G. College, Shivpuri - 473 551, India

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Publication Data

Paper received:

23 October 2012


Revised received:

24 March 2013



19 August 2013




The present study on wetland birds was carried out at Madhav National Park, Shivpuri, M.P., India. This Park comprises of two lakes namely Sakhya Sagar and Madhav Lakes, which support fascinating wildlife. These lakes are winter resorts for variety of migratory birds for shelter, breeding, nesting and provide a suitable habitat for several resident and local migratory wetland bird species. This paper assesses the occurrence of 73 wetland birds (18 families and 8 orders) with their distribution in different locations and habitats. The present study provides a comprehensive checklist of wetland birds of Sakhya Sagar and Madhav Lakes by covering 15 locations and 10 habitats utilized by migratory, resident migratory and resident wetland bird species during different seasons of year and at various sighting frequencies.


 Key words

Distribution, Madhav Lake, Sakhya Sagar, Wetland birds



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