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Zala U J, Raval J V, Nimavat R S, Hun N K. A study of Avifauna from Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Junagadh, Gujarat, India. JAD 2022; 4 (4) :74-90
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1- Zoology Lab, Department of Life Sciences, Bhakta Kavi Narsinh Mehta University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India
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The present study was conducted to study avifaunal diversity of Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Junagadh, Gujarat, India. This study was carried out from August 2020 to August 2022. Data collection was done using a point count method and visual encounter method, with opportunistic sighting also included. A total of 276 species of birds belonging to 70 families and 21 orders were recorded from Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary. In the present study out of 70 families, Accipitridae and Muscicapidae were the most dominant families with 24 species each. As per the IUCN status, 261 species are Least Concern, three species are Critically Endangered, one species is Endangered, eight species are Near Threatened and three are Vulnerable. Out of seven foraging guilds, species of birds classified as Insectivores were dominant. The results obtained provide baseline information on the avifaunal diversity of Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary, which will help in further conservation implications.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2022/11/17 | Accepted: 2022/12/16 | Published: 2022/12/31

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