Avifauna along the agro ecosystem of Tholayavattam and its environs, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu
S Jeya, M Suja
Bird variety is required to maintain ecological equilibrium; hence birds are used as markers of ecosystem health. For six months, the avifauna of Tholayavattam 8° 16′ 50″ N, 77° 10′ 43″ E, a small hamlet in Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, where the Institutional Campus is located, and its immediate surrounding environment were studied. Ponds, pools, channels, and streams abound in the study region, as do various cultivated and wild trees and bushes. Thirty two bird species from 22 families and 11 orders were spotted. The majority of them are long-term inhabitants, but handfuls are visitors from other areas of India. In the study area, passerine birds (Order Passeriformes) were the most numerous, largest, and most distinctive family of birds. Among the total species observed, 26 (81%) species are widespread resident, 4 (13%) species are resident and only 2 (6%) species are winter visitors.
S Jeya, M Suja. Avifauna along the agro ecosystem of Tholayavattam and its environs, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 15-20