Report of five interesting avian species from Durgapur ecoregion, West Bengal, India by citizen science effort

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Sagar Adhurya
Shantanu Bhandary


This study aimed to report a few lesser known species from Durgapur ecoregion, West Bengal, India.  In spite of the anthropogenic pressure, Durgapur supports a high avian diversity.  So far, 257 avian species belonging to 59 families were recorded with a citizen science effort during a period of more than five years (2013–present).  Out of these, five species discussed here, are either not recorded previously or have few records: Hume’s Lark and Graceful Prinia were recorded from riverine habitat; and Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, White-rumped Shama, and Indian Blue-Robin were recorded from woodland habitat.  More extensive exploration of this region with involvement of citizen scientists in this study will enrich our knowledge about bird diversity, their migration and distribution pattern in this region. 

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Adhurya, S. and Bhandary, S. 2019. Report of five interesting avian species from Durgapur ecoregion, West Bengal, India by citizen science effort. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 12 (Sep. 2019), 14496–14502. DOI:
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Sagar Adhurya, Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, Birbhum, West Bengal 731235, India.

Junior Research Fellow, Systems Ecology and Ecolgical Modelling Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal, India


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