Checklist of the avifauna of Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra, India

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Sharad Datt Apte
Vijay Bhagwan Tuljapurkar
Girish Avinash Jathar


Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in southern Maharashtra is one of the smallest sanctuaries in the state encompassing 10.87km2.  Our studies documenting avifauna of this wildlife sanctuary revealed the presence of 138 bird species including 71 residents, 21 local migrants, nine breeding migrants, 24 winter visitors and 13 species whose status could not be determined.  The sanctuary harbours three Indian endemics, 23 South Asian endemics, and one Near Threatened bird species.

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