Avifaunal diversity of Pakke Tiger Reserve in the Eastern Himalaya hotspot of Arunachal Pradesh, India


  • Mahendra Devanda Seth RL Saharia Government PG College Kaladera, Jaipur-303801, Rajasthan ; Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India Senki Valley, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Jayashankar Munirathinam Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, St. Joseph’s University, Bengaluru-560027, Karnataka; Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India Senki Valley, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Shantabala Devi Gurumayum Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India Senki Valley, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh




Arunachal Pradesh, Birds, Pakke tiger reserve, IUCN


 Fifty-two species of birds belonging to 29 families were recorded in Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh, India.  The highest number of species belonged to the family Muscicapidae with eight, Accipitridae, Bucerotidae, Columbidae, Phasianidae, and Pycnonotidae each with three species, while Ardeidae, Campephagidae, Falconidae, Megalaimidae, Phylloscopidae and Scolopacidae with two species each. The remaining seventeen families viz., Alcedinidae, Charadriidae, Chloropseidae, Coraciidae, Corvidae, Dicruridae, Eurylaimidae, Irenidae, Laniidae, Locustellidae, Motacillidae, Oriolidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Picidae, Strigidae, Sturnidae, and Vangidae with one species were recorded. IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) conservation status of two species (Rhyticeros undulatus and Buceros bicornis) under VU (Vulnerable), two species (Vanellus duvaucelii and Treron phayrei) under NT (Near Threatened), while the remaining are categorized under LC (Least Concern).


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How to Cite

Devanda, M. ., Munirathinam, J. ., & Gurumayum, S. D. . (2023). Avifaunal diversity of Pakke Tiger Reserve in the Eastern Himalaya hotspot of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 7(4), 171–182. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8286688