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Articles by Asheesh Mehta
Total Records ( 3 ) for Asheesh Mehta
  Ranjit Singh Rana , D.R. Thakur , H.S. Banyal and Asheesh Mehta
  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.
  Ranjit Singh , D.R. Thakur and Asheesh Mehta
  Birds belonging to Passeriformes are commonly known passerines and constitute the most rich and diverse group among the avian orders. Studies on avian fauna of Chandertal wildlife sanctuary and wetland in greater Himalayan range of Himachal Pradesh, unveiled four passerines species belong to four different families. The studied area (wetland) is internationally known Ramsar Site (No. 1569) due to its characteristic and a few endangered flora and fauna. The lake with 2.5 km circumference and few small semi-permanent water bodies interspersed with grassy meadows and rocky pastures, hosts different alpine chordates and non-chordate fauna. Erymophila alpestris (L., 1758), Pyrrhocorax graculus (L., 1758), Phoenicurus ochruros (Gmelin, 1774) and Motacilla citreola Pallas, 1774 have been recorded in small flocks along with their juveniles and immature during summer season of each consecutive for six years (2008-2012 and 2014).
  D.R. Thakur and Asheesh Mehta
  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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