Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2015
Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus is distributed across the Eastern Himalayas, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya
Pradesh, Melghat Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Northern Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats and Srilanka
(Kazmierczak 2000, Ali 2002, Jaypal et al. 2005, Grimmitt and Inskipp 2007, Grimmett et al. 2011). Malabar Pied Hornbill is
well documented in Western Ghats and reported that, Amboli- Goa-Dandeli and Ganeshgudi are strong hold places and key areas
for its conservation (Mudappa and Raman 2009, Sneha and Davidar 2011). In my previous word (Pratibha Riswadkar and N. C.
Hiragond, 2015; Hiragond, NC 2014) described different birds findings and In this paper we report the sighting records of Near
Threatened bird Malabar Pied Hornbill (IUCN Red List, 2012) in Chandgad taluk of Kolhapur in Sahyadris of southern Western
Ghats of Maharashtra. Chandgad is located between 694-1000m asl and witness rainfall between 3000 to 5000 mm/year.
Survey was conducted in Tillari, Parle, Tudiye, Mhalunge and Malatwadi area of Chandgad (latitude 150 45’ to 160 3’ North &
longitude 740 1’ to 740 27’ East) between 06h30 to 11h00 hrs and 14h00 to18h30 hrs during December 2010 to April 2012
for the period of 17 months. Survey was not conducted during the rainy season from June to August and in October month. The
birds were directly observed by using 10 x 50 Olympus binoculars and identified using field guides by Kazmierczak (2000) and
Grimmett et al. (2011). Survey was made along the edge of Tillari dam and its back water, along the water streams in forest,
along the irrigation canal, roadside, inside the forest and in open lands of the study area. We applied opportunistic sighting,
point count and line transact methods for bird watching.....
Published online 6 July, 2015
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How to Cite this Article:
N. C. Hiragond A. S. Lokhande and K. N. Nikkam. (2015). Sighting records of the Malabar Pied Hornbill In Chandgad taluk,
Kolhapur, Southern Maharashtra, India. Biolife, 3(3), pp 605-607 doi:10.17812/blj.2015.335
Link to this article: http://biolifejournal.com/10.17812_blj.2015.335.html