Recently resighted population of Blue-breasted Quail (Synoicus chinensis) in and around East Kolkata Wetland is under threat due to development activities

TitelRecently resighted population of Blue-breasted Quail (Synoicus chinensis) in and around East Kolkata Wetland is under threat due to development activities
MedientypJournal Article
Jahr der Veröffentlichung2021
AutorenNaskar, A., I. Alam, A. Majumder, and G. Maheswaran
Volume121
Seitennummerierung527 - 535
Veröffentlichungsdatum2021/12/22
Zusammenfassung

Of the 271 species of birds recorded previously from the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW), only 162 species have been sightedcontinually during the last decade and 109 species become locally extinct, majority of which are water birds. Surveys
were conducted in and around EKW to assess the impact of developmental activities on the avian diversity, especially on
the recently rediscovered Blue-breasted Quail population. We used Land Use Land Cover analyses to ascertain the recent
changes that have happened to the areas around Baruipur wetlands where the quails have been recorded recently and
found Build-up areas have increased since 2009 resulting in land use changes for human related activities by potentially
threatening whole population of Blue-breasted Quail, which is the largest recorded breeding population of this species
from India in recent time. Hence, the study is important for the conservation of the species




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