Birds of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

By: C. Sivaperuman,G. Gokula Krishnan, J. Dinesh and P.T. Rajan

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Contents: 1. Birds of A and N Islands. 2. Egrets, Heron and bitterns. 3. Ibis. 4. Ducks and teals. 5. Raptors (Diurnal). 6. Raptors (Nocturnal). 7. Megapode. 8. Pheasants. 9. Rallids. 10. Shorebirds. 11. Pigeon and doves. 12. Parakeets. 13. Cuckoos. 14. Kingfishers. 15. Bee-eaters. 16. Woodpecker. From the foreword: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, popularly known as Bay Islands are situated in the Bay of Bengal, mid way between peninsular India and Mayanmar, spreading like a broken necklace in the North-South direction. These islands are located between 6 45 and 13 41 N latitudes and 92 12 and 93 57 E longitudes. There are 572 islands in all which lie in North-South direction in the Bay of Bengal. The total geographic area of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is 8249 km2, of which Andaman group covers 6408 km2 while Nicobar group covers 1841 km2. The maximum altitude of these islands is 732m at Saddle Peak in North Andaman. Their geology is mainly limestone, sandstone, and clay. There are two volcanic islands, namely Narcondum Island and Barren island. The former is now apparently extinct while the latter is still active. The climate is typically tropical and is always warm, but with sea-breezes. The tropical hot and humid climate with abundant rains has resulted in very luxuriant and rich vegetation of tropical rain forests. This archipelago is considered as a paradise of biological diversity. Out of 1340 species of birds recorded from Indian subcontinent, 21 per cent are found in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A total of 284 species of birds belonging to 56 families under 17 orders were reported from A & N Islands. Of the recorded species, 155 species were residents, 58 local migrants, 64 trans-continental migrants, 6 vagrants and one species a straggler. Of the 284 species of birds, 105 are endemics at species and subspecies levels. Of the 142 endemic bird species of the Indian subcontinent, 28 are distributed in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Though the A & N Islands form only 0.25 per cent of the landmass of India, they support 12 per cent of the endemic avifauna.

Title: Birds of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Author Name: C. Sivaperuman,G. Gokula Krishnan, J. Dinesh and P.T. Rajan

Categories: India, Zoology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kolkata, India, Zoological Survey of India: 2016

ISBN: 8181714318

ISBN 13: 9788181714312

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 040501

Keywords: Birds of Andaman and Nicobar Islands