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Asian Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2014  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 151 - 157

Avifauna of Chandertal Wetland Sanctuary of District Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

Ranjit Singh Rana, D.R. Thakur, H.S. Banyal and Asheesh Mehta    

Abstract: The explorations of avifauna of Chandertal wetland sanctuary revealed the presence of 41 birds species belonging to 35 genera, 12 families, 7 orders of class Aves. Family Passeridae represented by 6 species, Fringilidae by 5 species and Corvidae, Phasianidae and Accipitridae has 4 species each. Family Columbidae has 3 species but families like Musciapidae, Falconidae, Scolopacidae, Charadriidae, Upupidae and Anatidae each represented by single species. There are 20 avian species found in sanctuary which are listed in Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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