‘Pakshi Pitti’: a robust haven for pelagic birds in the Indian Ocean

Raju, Aju K and Sreenath, K R and Sreeram, Miriam Paul and Joshi, K K and Koya, Mohammed (2018) ‘Pakshi Pitti’: a robust haven for pelagic birds in the Indian Ocean. Biodiversity. pp. 1-4.

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    India, a land of distinct climatic and geographic zones, supports a remarkable diversity of avian fauna within both its mainland and its seas. There are over 1200 species of birds recorded in India, with the majority occurring in the mainland (Praveen et al., 2016). Surrounded by extensive marine zones on its three sides, territorial waters and marginal seas around India form seamless habitats for a significant number of marine avian species. Seventy species of marine birds are observed in the region (BirdLife International 2015). These include predominantly open oceanic species like frigate birds, tropicbirds, shearwaters and petrels which are winter visitors or vagrants, but birds like gulls and terns are more commonly found along the coastal waters of India.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Lakshadweep; Pakshi Pitti
    Subjects: CMFRI Departments > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity

    Marine Birds
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 08:47
    Last Modified: 19 May 2018 04:50
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12673

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