Birds of Kasserguppe village in the western region of Bannerghatta National Park: A checklist
Ruchika Shahi, Khima Nand Balodi and Suneet Naithani
Avian communities play an important role in human society and have great economic and ecological significance. Their diversity and abundance act as biological indicator of any ecosystem health and process. The present study was conducted in a village with its different habitat types adjoining to the western margin of Bannerghatta National Park, Karnataka. Data was collected through direct observation in the field and identification was done through standard field guides. A total of 54 species belonging to 32 families were recorded during the survey with maximum number of species belonging to Estrilididae (5 species) and followed by family Accipitridae (4 species). The result would be helpful to understand the habitat functioning in the area and, management and conservation planning in near future.