Avian Diversity in the Himalayas
Keywords:Diversity, bird species, indian himalayan region, distribution
The Indian Himalayan mountain region is globally renowned for biological
diversity. The Himalayan mountain system contributes 10% of the world
bird’s species and about 8% of the world’s bird species breed in this region.
However, bird species are not evenly distributed from East to West Himalayan
region; various factors are responsible for bird’s diversity gradient seen in
this mountain chain. The present article is briefing on the bird’s species
diversity patterns in the Indian Himalayan region and is largely based on
the work carried out under Wildlife Institute of India and University of
Chicago collaborative research work titled ‘Study of bird species numbers
and densities in east and west Himalayas’ and has already been published in
many research papers.
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