Study on the diversity of birds in the new abode of wetlands created by the 2004 tsunami in South Andaman

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Neelam Purti
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0126-3756
V. Shiva Shankar
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0126-3756
G. Narshimulu
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0126-3756
Satyajit Halder
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0920-6198
C. Ramayya
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7407-3235
Ravi Pratap Singh

Abstract

Subsidence and upliftment of landmass were encountered in Andaman & Nicobar Islands due to the 2004 tsunami. The subsided landmass at the coastal front was permanently waterlogged ensuring a conducive new habitat for wetland birds. Pre- and post-tsunami Landsat satellite data products were used to demarcate the permanently waterlogged areas. A total of 63 bird species belonging to nine families comprising of five orders were identified and documented through direct observation technique in six stations of the 2004 post-tsunami-created wetlands in South Andaman. Order Charadriiformes and Anseriformes recorded the highest (47.62%) and least (4.76%) taxonomic composition of wetland birds, respectively. Scolopacidae family recorded the highest (56.67%) species composition. Among the six stations, the highest diversity of birds was observed in Sippighat and Ograbraj stations.  

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Neelam Purti, Shankar, V.S., G. Narshimulu, Satyajit Halder, C. Ramayya and Ravi Pratap Singh 2022. Study on the diversity of birds in the new abode of wetlands created by the 2004 tsunami in South Andaman. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 14, 4 (Apr. 2022), 20811–20820. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6804.14.4.20811-20820.
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