Avian species distribution in Pine forest and urban habitat of Almora, Uttarakhand, India. - K.K. Joshi, D. Bhatt. - Berkut. - 18 (1-2). 2009. - P. 16-21.
An avian survey was carried out at Almora town and their adjacent forests, Almora district, Uttarakhand. During the April 2007 – May 2008 study period, we recorded 61 species of birds represented by 29 families. Turdidae and Corvidae were the most dominant families. 44.3% and 37.7% species were exclusive in forest and urban habitat, 18.0% species used both habitats. Bird species diversity was the highest in the forest habitat as compare to urbanized habitat and the beta diversity value was not high while, most of the forest species were overlapped with the urban habitat. Kaleej Pheasant was the most frequent in forest habitat. [English].
Key words: fauna, diversity, number, habitat.
Address: K.K. Joshi, Avian Diversity and Bioacoustics Lab, Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar 249 404, Uttarakhand, India; e-mail: kamal_josi@yahoo.com.