Avifauna distribution in the shoal-forests of Baba Budan Hills, Chikkamagalur, Karnataka, India

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Avifauna distribution in the shoal-forests of Baba Budan Hills, Chikkamagalur, Karnataka, India

Kadabagere R Shrinivas, Vijaya Kumara
J. Bio. Env. Sci.1( 6), 118-127, December 2011.
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The sholas are the unique kind of vegetation found in the Western Ghats which are found alongside the rolling grasslands. The distribution of the birds with respect to the forest layers will provide an reference for future studies to other researchers and bird watchers. The dominant family in the shoals will also provide the bird watchers of the diversity of the Shola-grassland complex biome. The diet of the birds will also show that shola forest is rich in insect life and there are fewer birds which can be found in the ground level or on the forest floor. There are lot of conservation steps required to protect the fragile ecosystem of Sholas.


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