Avian fauna for post monsoon period in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
Swapnesh S Rangnekar, M N Kulkarni
The study area located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, Tadoba – Andhari Tiger reserve is an important tiger reserve in Maharashtra. This pristine and unique eco-system, famous for its natural heritage contains some of the best of forest tracks and endowed with rich biodiversity. Tadoba - Andhari Tiger Reserve is the second Tiger Reserve in the State created in 1995 with the combined area of 625.40 sq. km. It is a southern tropical dry deciduous forest with teak as a dominant variety. The current research work includes the enumeration of the bird diversity in the post monsoon period. The survey indicated the presence of 70 avian species within a span of three months from September 2021 to November 2021. The study established that the forest harbours a sizable number of bird species from savannah and other vegetation zones. The study concludes that the birds are excellent indicators of a regions eco health. They assist in maintaining ecological balance but the biodiversity is under threat in the research area. It needs help from all strata of community to conserve this pure wilderness.