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Declining forest bird species in western Himalayas

Date: 01 June 2021 Tags: Biodiversity
  • A new study that analysed natural oak-dominated forests and modified forests of western Himalayas has noted that there was a drastic loss of bird species in all modified landscapes.
  • The researchers studied six major land-use types which included natural oak forest, degraded oak forest (lightly used), lopped oak forest (intensively used), pine forest, agricultural cultivation area.
  • The results showed that there was a low diversity of species in monoculture areas and urban sites. They also noted a drastic loss of pollinator birds and insectivores in the degraded forests, monocultures and urbanised sites.
  • The researchers noticed that many of the species that dropped out of the modified land areas were recognised oak forest specialists such as rufous-bellied woodpecker, greater yellow nape, rufous sibia, white-throated laughing thrush and black-faced warbler.