Study on the avifaunal species diversity of the Krishnanagar govt. college campus, Krishnanagar, Nadia, West Bengal
Tanmoy Dey and Dr. Jayati Ghosh
The study started with an aim of preparing a Checklist of birds of Krishnanagar Govt. College, Krishnanagar, Nadia. A total of 30 species of birds belonging to 22 families were recorded in and around the campus of the College from January 2015 to December 2015. Of the thirty species about twenty two are residential, six are local migrant and two are winter migrants. Order Passeriformes represented by 16 species belonging to 11 families contribute to about 53.33% of the total avifaunal species richness. Among the non-passerines, maximum richness was represented by the order Ciconiiformes (2 families, 3 species). Of the total diversity, 43.33% (13 species) are common, 30% (9 species) are Frequent and 20% (6 species) are occasional and 6.66% (2 species) are rare. Among the foraging groups, insectivores (30%) dominated the bird community followed by Omnivores (20%), Frugivores and Carnivores (16.66%), Fish eating and Granivores (6.66%) and Nectarivores (3.33%).