On the occurrence of Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes Dumont, 1820 (Aves: Falconiformes: Accipitridae) in the Gupteswar forests of the Eastern Ghats, Odisha, India

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Swetashree Purohit
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2738-0782
Manoj V. Nair
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0063-0251
Sharat Kumar Palita
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2144-0406

Abstract

The black baza Aviceda leuphotes Dumont, 1820 is a pigeon sized raptor disjunctly distributed in the Indian subcontinent mainly in Western Ghats and Eastern Himalayas. It is also known to migrate across the peninsula. Here the first confirmed sighting of the species from Odisha is reported from Gupteswar Forests, Koraput along with sighting records spanning across two months in the breeding season. Further surveys are needed for confirming the breeding of the species in the region.

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Purohit, S., Nair, M.V. and Palita, S.K. 2017. On the occurrence of Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes Dumont, 1820 (Aves: Falconiformes: Accipitridae) in the Gupteswar forests of the Eastern Ghats, Odisha, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 11 (Nov. 2017), 10964–10967. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2761.9.11.10964-10967.
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Swetashree Purohit, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Central University of Orissa, Koraput, Odisha 764021, India

Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources
Central University of Orissa
Koraput-764020, Odisha, India

Manoj V. Nair, Wildlife Institute of India, P.O. Box 18, Chandrabani, Mehu Wala Mafi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India

Scientist F & Conservator of Forests,
UNESCO Category 2 Centre for World Natural Heritage Management & Training (Asia-Pacific),  Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India - 248001

Sharat Kumar Palita, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Central University of Orissa, Koraput, Odisha 764021, India

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources
Central University of Orissa
Koraput-764021, Odisha, India

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