Cuadernos de Biodiversidad

Avifauna of adjoining coastal areas of Purba Medinipur district, southern West Bengal, India: additional records and updated list

Arajush Payra



Present study was carried out in Digha-Shankarpur estuary region of Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal, India, during December 2018 to March 2020. During survey period, a total of 176 species of birds were recorded from the area including 30 previously unreported species. With the compilation of previously published literature and present records, the number of known avifauna of the coastal area of Purba Medinipur district goes to 206. Study also reveals the presence of 7 species of Near Threatened birds in the area. Some new and noteworthy records are given in detail.

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Birds, Digha-Shankarpur estuary, new records, checklist, West Bengal coast


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