Birds of Mahi River estuary, Gujarat, India

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P.J. Pandya
K.D. Vachhrajani

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The Mahi river estuary is one of the major estuaries of Gujarat. This paper presents a comprehensive list of birds of the Mahi river estuary (nearly 50 km stretch) and the adjacent banks/ravines and defines the avian diversity at three major estuarine gradations with a brief check of similarity and diversity within the three. The present observation is the outcome of a 3 year period from August 2006 to July 2009. A sum total of 118 species belonging to 42 families were reported and listed as on Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream of estuary. No significant difference was seen in the species richness at the three zones; a change in avian composition at upstream and downstream was notable.

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Pandya, P. and Vachhrajani, K. 2010. Birds of Mahi River estuary, Gujarat, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 2, 6 (Jun. 2010), 994–1000. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2316.994-1000.
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