Consolidated checklist of birds in the Pallikaranai Wetlands, Chennai, India

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P.P.N. Raj
J. Ranjini
R. Dhanya
J. Subramanian
P.A. Azeez
S. Bhupathy


We documented the avifauna of Pallikaranai marshes located near the Chennai metropolis in southern India. In total, 110 species of migratory and resident birds including those listed in the Red Data Book were recorded. Presently the wetland is facing severe threats from various anthropogenic pressures caused due to unplanned waste disposal and land conversion. The high population of migratory as well as wetland birds in this area emphasizes the urgent need of conservation of this urban wetland.

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