The present study aims at preparing a consolidated account on the avifaunal composition of Bastar plateau by compiling the information given in the past literatures and observations gathered during the present field work. Thus, a total of 304 species of birds belonging to 194 genera under 63 families have been listed from the area including five birds recorded for the first time from Central India. Moreover, the list includes 15 Globally Threatened birds comprising three Critically Endangered, one Endangered, four Vulnerable and seven Near Threatened species. Further we identified the most biodiversity hotspot zones in the studied area and alert the state forest department for proper conservations of the same.
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Published by: National Cave Research and Protection Organization, India
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