Volume : 10, Issue : 2, FEB 2024

NEW LOCATION RECORD FOR NESTING AND ROOSTING SITE OF RED-NAPED IBIS (PSEUDIBIS PAPILLOSA ) IN RIVER BRAHMANI BASIN NEAR BHUBAN OF DHENKANAL DISTRICT AND MAHAVINAYAK OF JAJPUR DISTRICT. CENTRAL ODISHA, EASTERN INDIA.

U. K. DAS*, R. K. SAMANTARAI, A.P. DASH

Abstract

Three years observation was carried out on resident and migratory birds in village periphery and along Brahmani river bank near Bhuban in Dhenkanal district. The habitat was monitored during most of the winter season in around Bhuban suburb and peripheral area, The observation prevails resident Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa) in river side habitat of Bentasalia, Ekatali, Gandia,Nihal Prashad Kunda and Bhuban villages of Dhenkanal district and Darpana near Mahavinayak of Jajpur district in Odisha. The population is around 35(+_ 6) in 5 pockets of Nesting sites. In 3 sites the nesting sites are Mobile phone towers and in 3 sites tall trees of Sal and Mahua and Tamarind species. The birds are not observed before 2005 but after 2007 the birds occupy the area as local resident and also make nests in tall trees and Mobile tower along River Brahmani and its tributaries in Dhenkanal district.

Keywords

BRAHMANI RIVER, BHUBAN VILLAGE, DHENKANAL, RED-NAPED IBIS, ODISHA, NESTING SITES.

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