Additions to the birds of Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, India

N.A. Aravind, Dinesh Rao, P.S. Madhusudan


Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (BRT WLS) is located in the middle of the bridge between Eastern and Western Ghats.  There are about 245 birds in the Sanctuary.  The present study was aimed to determine birds in various macrohabitats in BRT WLS.  Birds were monitored and censused during different seasons for 18 months using transects that were laid in different vegetation types.  Twenty-eight species were newly recorded in the Sanctuary out of which 15 are water birds.

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