A checklist of birds of Kerala, India

Praveen J

Abstract


A checklist of birds of Kerala State is presented in this paper.  Accepted English names, scientific binomen, prevalent vernacular names in Malayalam, IUCN conservation status, endemism, Wildlife (Protection) Act schedules, and the appendices in the CITES, pertaining to the birds of Kerala are also given.  The State of Kerala has 500 species of birds, 17 of which are endemic to Western Ghats, and 24 species fall under the various threatened categories of IUCN.

 

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CITES; endemism; Malayalam name; vernacular name; Western Ghats; Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2001.7.13.7983-8009

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