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2017, Vol. 5, Issue 6
Current status of habitat and food resources use by Sarus crane (Grus antigone) in Faridpur tehsil under Bareilly District of Uttar Pradesh

Virat Singh Tomar, Sandeep Rout and Sandeep Choukesy

The present survey was carried out in August 2011 to July 2012 to assess the current status of habitat and food resources use by Sarus crane (Grus antigone) in Faridpur Tehsil under Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh with total survey area of 62222 ha. The survey method consisted of the collection of data from primary and secondary resources. The study results showed that Sarus cranes were seen more frequently in the paddy field in the rainy and winter season because of the availability of water whereas in Hasangaj village the number of Sarus cranes in Behgul River was gradually increased up to 80-100 in summer whereas in another season very few Sarus were spotted in the area. In the pond and marshland, Sarus crane was seen probing the snails by their long bill and also feed on small toads, fishes in the pond, panicles of paddy and insects in the submerged water field. Sarus crane searchs the food in agriculture field and feed on germinated seed in the mustard, lentil, ground nut, ear of wheat, and roots of Bermuda grass. The tubers of plants and corn of the aquatic plants also form the diet of Sarus crane.
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Virat Singh Tomar, Sandeep Rout, Sandeep Choukesy. Current status of habitat and food resources use by Sarus crane (Grus antigone) in Faridpur tehsil under Bareilly District of Uttar Pradesh. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(6):2018-2023.
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