Diversity of Birds in Local Ecosystem Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

G. B. Rasal, B. L. Chavan


Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad is having very good biodiversity having a different type of flora and fauna. It surrounded by hilly area having two small water bodies and different type of flowering and fruit plants on its surrounding campus which provides grounds for feeding, breeding and nesting for avian fauna. The field survey was made to assess the campus for the avian fauna by conducting daily observations. During field survey the about 61 species of birds were recorded in all seasons due to different habitats present at university campus, out of watershed catchments, from flowering tree shelters, and from marshy areas. Out of these, some are common birds which are observed perennially like Pond heron, Cattle egret, White breasted kingfisher, Red wattled lapwing, Indian ring dove, Crow pheasant, Jungle babbler, Common myna, Rose ringed parakeet, Tailor bird, Purple rumped sunbird, Indian robin, Magpie robin. Some birds are seasonal like Black Ibis, European hoopoe, Coppersmith barbet. These are more frequently observed in winter. Grey hornbill, Tree pie are seen in starting of Rainy season. The University campus is having rich diversity of avian fauna.

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