2022, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B
Status and distribution of Forest Wagtail Dendronathus indicus (Gmelin, 1789) in Gujarat, India
Author(s): Ravi Patel and Gaurang Bagada
Abstract: The Forest Wagtail (Dendronathus indicus) is a winter migratory bird species in India. We conducted surveys over four winter seasons, from November to March, from 2017 to 2021, for a 20-month survey. The surveys were done on a weekly basis, and covered three selected study sites to know about the presence of Forest Wagtail and count the number of individuals seen. The area we study is Bhavnath Taleti (21° 31’ 57” N, 70° 30’ 08” E), located near Junagadh city, in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat state. We studied the distribution of Forest Wagtail in Gujarat by studying published records and collecting records from other bird watchers; the distribution covered 75 years (1946 to 2021). After twenty-month study, we found the maximum number of individuals in February and March. In Gujarat state, the distribution of Forest Wagtail can be divided into five regions; the major sightings are in Saurashtra, followed by South Gujarat. The number of sightings in Kutch, North Gujarat and Central Gujarat are less.
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Ravi Patel, Gaurang Bagada. Status and distribution of Forest Wagtail Dendronathus indicus (Gmelin, 1789) in Gujarat, India. Acta Entomol Zool 2022;3(2):105-111. DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2022.v3.i2b.81