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  Year: 2018 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 65-70
DOI: 10.17311/sciintl.2018.65.70
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Interactive Phenomenon of Plants and Avian Diversity in Vettangudi Birds Sanctuary, Southern India

Mony Mahesh , Selvam Murali Krishnan and Dorai Pandian Kannan

Background and Objective: Vegetation distribution and its dependency by animals, especially avian population facilitates significant ecological interactions. This study was carried out to study the floristic composition and avian fauna diversity, to understand the dependency of avian species on the vegetation. Methodology: The study was carried out in Vettangudi birds Sanctuary, Sivaganga district, Southern India. Vegetation diversity was undertaken and avian population diversity analysis was done at repeated monthly intervals for 2 consecutive years. Results: A total of 70 bird species belonging to 69 genus and 35 families were enumerated in the habitat. A higher number of local residents with the distant migrants, including the overseas migrants were observed. Avian species richness index was found positively correlated high with the occurrence of bird species in the habitat, rather than their individuals. The utilization nature of birds abode in the pond, on the vegetation community was observed. Conclusion: Birds specifically utilize the plants community, for the essential requirements, thereby the synergistic association among the biotic diversity in the temporary pond habitat could be found. This investigative report would be useful in developing appropriate guidelines in the wildlife management system of similar wetland habitats.
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Mony Mahesh, Selvam Murali Krishnan and Dorai Pandian Kannan, 2018. Interactive Phenomenon of Plants and Avian Diversity in Vettangudi Birds Sanctuary, Southern India. Science International, 6: 65-70.

DOI: 10.17311/sciintl.2018.65.70






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