Talo Biju1, Apoli Misaya1, Gunjan Kumar Saurav1 and Daniel Mize1*

1Ecology and Wildlife Biology Unit, Department of Zoology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh Papum Pare - 791112 (India) * (Corresponding Author) Email id: mizezoology@yahoo.ac.in


Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) is a protected area that falls within the Himalayan Biogeographical Zone in Arunachal Pradesh, India. It has a great diversity of flora and fauna, which constitutes an important element in the conservation of the biodiversity of the region. A trail survey was conducted from January, 2019 to December, 2020 where a permanent trail from KWS range office to Glow Lake covering nearly 20km was surveyed two times and all the birds observed were recorded. The Shannon-Weiner diversity index was used to calculate species diversity richness. A total of 68 species belonging to 28 families were identified, with the highest 75% belonging to the Passeriformes order, followed by Accipitriformes with 10% representation of the total avian diversity. The richness value was found to be 3.668, with an evenness value of 0.5763. The results of this study underscore the importance of KWS as an important habitat for birds and highlight the need for conservation efforts to ensure the continued presence of these species in the sanctuary. The survey provides baseline data on the species composition of the sanctuary and serves as a reference for future research and conservation efforts. Further surveys are needed to determine the detailed species composition of bird in the sanctuary

Key words : Bird Diversity, Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Conservation, Species richness

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