Avifauna of Thummalapalle Uranium Mining Area, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Y. Amarnath Reddy
B. Sadasivaiah
K. Rajakullaiswamy
P. Indira
T. Pullaiah


The avifauna of Thummalapalle Uranium Mining Area in Kadapa and Anantapur districts of Andhra Pradesh consists of 99 species belonging to 43 families as observed during the two-and-half year long study between 2009 and 2012.  The majority of them are residents (92%) and a very few are local migrants (5%) and winter migrants (2%), and inclusive of 47 species that are common, 13 occasional, 17 uncommon and 22 rare.

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T. Pullaiah, Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh 515003, India



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