Vindhyan gorges are spreaded in the south east part of Rajasthan. Geologically the Vindhyan gorge of Kekariya, Rajasthan is kept in Bhander group under Vindhyan supergroup having rocks of sandstone, shales and limestone. We studied the diversity of the avifauna of this gorge from 2013 to 2016 using line transect method. Total 82 species of birds were recorded during the present study. Out of these, 64 species were resident and 18 species were migratory. Birds showed their habitat preference for different parts of the gorge. Raptor birds dominated all other birds. Illegal woodcutting, over grazing and people's ignorance towards conservation were some of the threats identified to the gorge biodiversity.
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Published by: National Cave Research and Protection Organization, India
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