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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 373-379
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.373.379
 
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A Survey on the Faunal Diversity of Savar Upazila, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Md. Eftekhar Hossain, Mohammad Mamun Chowdhury and Kazi Farhed Iqubal

Abstract:

A survey was conducted during January to December 2006 to assess the status of faunal diversity of Savar Upazila, Dhaka, Bangladesh. A total of 30 species of birds, 24 species of winter birds, 7 species of reptiles, 3 species of amphibians, 15 species of mammalians and 32 species of fishes were recorded. Relative abundance of those species were determined. Of the birds, House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) was abundant while Blyth's Kingfisher (Alcedo hercules), Rock Eagle Owl (Bubo bengalensis), Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida), Black-headed Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus), White-winged Duck (Cairina seululala) and Duck (Anser indicus) were rare. The relative abundance of winter bird could not be assessed because of their migratory habit. Striped keelback (Amphiesma stolata) and Common Smooth Water Snake (Enhydris enhydris) were very common while Black pond turtle (Geoclyms hamiltonii) and Pond tortoise (Melanochelys trijuga) were recorded as endangered. Common Toad (Bufo melanostictus) were abundant but Bull Frog (Rana tigrina) was rare. Asiatic Wild Dog (Cuon alpinus) and House Mouse (Mus musculus) were abundant while Common Otter, Large Indian Civet, Irrawaddy River Dolphin, Indian Hare were rare. Carpu, Silver carp, Tilapia, Nilotica were abundant while, Freshwater Garfish, One stripe spinyeel and Grey Featherback were rare. Landfilling, deforestation, poaching, industrial effluents and current jal were identified as major threats to the faunal diversity of Savar area.

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How to cite this article:

Md. Eftekhar Hossain, Mohammad Mamun Chowdhury and Kazi Farhed Iqubal, 2008. A Survey on the Faunal Diversity of Savar Upazila, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 373-379.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.373.379

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2008.373.379

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19 June, 2009
Haque Shahid:
very good jon you people did.
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