Avian Diversity in and around Bamanwada Lake of Rajura, District- Chandrapur (Maharashtra)
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The Bamanwada Lake is located at the outskirt of Rajura. It is a perennial lake, rich in aquatic vegetation and harbors several kinds of birds in all the seasons. Grassland area, rice field, herb, shrub and tree located in the vicinity of lake that also provide food and shelter to these birds. Total number of 58 birds’ species belonging 9 orders and 29 families were recorded. Passeriformes is the dominating order of birds. But the future of this avian fauna is in danger due to industrial progress of the city.