POPULATION DYNAMICS AND GROUP SIZE OF CHUKAR PARTRIDGE ALECTORIS CHUKAR IN MANDAL VALLEY, GARHWAL HIMALAYA, INDIAJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.8, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2020-05-21
Authors : Manish Kukreti;
Page : 1017-1020
Keywords : Population Group Size Sighting Chukar Garhwal Himalaya;
Present study reports population dynamics of Chukar partridge in Mandal valley, Garhwal Himalaya, India during January 2019 to December 2019. A total 1423 birds with 333 groups were recorded in 315 sightings. Overall individual per sighting, average group size and largest group size across the year were recorded 5.66±0.40, 4.02±0.54 and 7.89±0.66 respectively. Significant variation was also observed in population and group size. Maximum values of individuals per sighting recorded in month of November (8.37±0.76), maximum average group size and largest group size were recorded on month of September (7.59±0.65 and 12.92±1.23) while minimum for the same were recorded during April month.
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