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Exploring the wild avian fauna of totalai game reserve district Buner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Khaliq Dad, Shahroz Khan, Naveed Akhtar, Kausar Saeed

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 4), 150-157, October 2014


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Totalai Game Reserve is one of the most famous Game Resereve of Pakistan and espcially of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Buner. It spread over an area of 17000, hacters. Totalai Game Reserve has a peculiar combination of avian fauna. A survevy of avian fauna at Totalai Game Reserve was conducted during November to April (2012-2013). In this survey 4 avian species were identified, all these 4 species belong to order Galliformes and family phasianidae. These 4 species are, Grey partridge (Francolinus pondicerianus), Black partridge (Francolinus francolinus), Chukar partridge (Alectores chukar), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix).Among these 4 species Grey partridge (Francolinus pondicerianus) is the richest species of the Game Reserve, and Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) found in low number. The elevation of Totalai Game Reserve ranges from 2500ft -6000ft and Alectoris chukar is found mostly at elevation of 2500 ft or higher than 2500 ft, but other three species are mostly found in plain areas of Totalai Game Reserve.


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