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Vegetational association of birds and species richness in different habitats of erstwhile district Doda of Jammu and Kashmir

https://doi.org/10.51514/JSTR.3.2.2021.44-47

Ajaz Ahmed Wani

ABSTRACT

Bird lives in association with each other and with the vegetation and forms the community .The community structure embodies the various ways where individual members of communities interacted with each other with spatial and temporal abundance among the species .The vegetational structure is thought to be one of the key factor influencing avian species richness at all levels.The study was carried out in four different habitats i.e Forest habitat,Urban/village habitat,Agricultural and Riverine habitat of erstwhile district Doda of Jammu and Kashmir which lies in middle Himalayan chain of NW Himalayas .The study documents 71 species of birds and their association with vegetation and species diversity richness.

Keywords: Avian diversity, Doda Jammu and Kashmir, Community Structure, Habitats, Species Richness.