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Asian Journal of Scientific Research
Year: 2015  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 436 - 441

First Record of Anas querquedula (Linnaeus, 1758) from Chandertal and Marshy Meadows of Spiti River Near Lossar, in Himachal Pradesh, India

D.R. Thakur and Asheesh Mehta    

Abstract: Anas querquedula (Linnaeus, 1758) commonly known as garganey, has been reported for the first time from the Chandertal wetland, an internationally known Ramsar Site and from the wet meadows in the vicinity of Spiti river in Lossar village of Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India. Garganey has been reported in Himachal Pradesh from Pong Dam wetland (also a Ramsar Site) in Kangra District at an altitude of 390–423 meter above mean sea level. There it has been reported as a late visitor who arrives in the months of August and September every year. It is a new record of this bird from Chandertal wetland and from the Lossar area of Spiti river located on the Eastern side of famous Kunzum Pass.

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