Sandeep Carpenter

Project Assistant-II, CSIR - National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur-440020 (India) Email –


A present investigation was done on three different sites of the Aligarh district to check the variety of bird species. In the study period, 55 bird species were recorded, they belong to 14 orders and 35 families. Order Passeriformes represented dominant with 25 species which accounts 45%, of the species, while Columbiformes with 5 species, Piciformes and Coraciiformes with four species each, Piciformes with 3 species, Accipitriformes, Bucerotiformes, Charadriiformes, Cuculiformes, Galliformes, Psittaciformes with two species each and Strigiformes orders represented with one species. One vulnerable species Sarus crane (Grus antigone) and one endangered species Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) was also noted during the period of study. However, the study area site 1 and site 2 are highly disturbed due to urbanization and human activities. More studies and suitable conservation strategies are required in the study area.

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