Avifaunal diversity of Pakke Tiger Reserve in the Eastern Himalaya hotspot of Arunachal Pradesh, India
Keywords:Arunachal Pradesh, Birds, Pakke tiger reserve, IUCN
Fifty-two species of birds belonging to 29 families were recorded in Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh, India. The highest number of species belonged to the family Muscicapidae with eight, Accipitridae, Bucerotidae, Columbidae, Phasianidae, and Pycnonotidae each with three species, while Ardeidae, Campephagidae, Falconidae, Megalaimidae, Phylloscopidae and Scolopacidae with two species each. The remaining seventeen families viz., Alcedinidae, Charadriidae, Chloropseidae, Coraciidae, Corvidae, Dicruridae, Eurylaimidae, Irenidae, Laniidae, Locustellidae, Motacillidae, Oriolidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Picidae, Strigidae, Sturnidae, and Vangidae with one species were recorded. IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) conservation status of two species (Rhyticeros undulatus and Buceros bicornis) under VU (Vulnerable), two species (Vanellus duvaucelii and Treron phayrei) under NT (Near Threatened), while the remaining are categorized under LC (Least Concern).
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