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University campuses play a significant role in the conservation of avifaunal diversity, but there are very few studies on birds of such local biodiversity hotspots in India.Â Here, we document the patterns of abundance and species diversity of birds in Bharathiar University campus located in western Tamil Nadu, India.Â Birds were sampled using point counts.Â A total of 37 species belonging to 23 families were recorded from 144 point count samples.Â Mean species richness per point count sample was 13.85Â±0.47 species (Â±SD), and Shannon diversity index (HÊ¹) was 0.74.Â This study provides baseline data for monitoring the avifauna in the university campus, and demonstrates the importance of university campuses in bird conservation.Â
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