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4 documents found tagged karnataka [X]
  • Title
    Ceylon Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger Blyth in the rainforests of the Western Ghats, Karnataka
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Ceylon Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger Blyth in the rainforests of the Western Ghats, Karnataka
  • Title
    Distribution, den characteristics and diet of the Indian Fox Vulpes bengalensis (Mammalia: Canidae) in Karnataka, India: preliminary observations
    Type
    Report
    Description
    The Indian Fox Vulpes bengalensisinhabits relatively dry areas with scrub thorn forests, deciduous forests, short grasslands and marginal croplands. Since it is a widely distributed species, especially in the dry tracts, very little attention has been paid to it by researchers and wildlife managers. We conducted an extensive survey in the south Indian state of Karnataka to determine the conservation status of the Indian Fox. We also carried out a more detailed observation in a small region called “Jayamangali Blackbuck Block” (JBB) and surrounding private lands to study the den site characteristics of the species. Except for a few districts in the Western Ghats and the west coastal region, the fox was present throughout Karnataka. Relatively higher encounter rates were observed in regions with extensive grasslands. We located 52 dens during the study in JBB which provide a minimum of 12dens/km2 with 1.33/km2 active dens. Circumference of den sites were smaller in JBB than in the adjoining private lands indicating that foxes frequently shifted dens in this area. The number of openings and active openings increased as the circumference of the den site increased. Fecal analysis revealed remains of certain species of plants, vertebrates and invertebrates, with arthropods as the major food items of the fox.
    Attribution
    Honnavalli N. Kumara and Mewa Singh
  • Title
    The Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis Nigriceps: Are they disappearing In Karnataka?
    Type
    Report
    Description
    This note gives an account of the earlier records and recent observations on Bustard sightings by the authors
    Attribution
    H. N. Kumara and V Vijay Mohan Raj
  • Title
    Distribution, abundance, group size and demography of dark-bellied bonnet macaque Macaca radiata radiata in Karnataka, South India
    Type
    Report
    Description
    We carried out an extensive survey on bonnet macaques in the south Indian state of Karnataka over a period of five years. We travelled 9697 km covering all districts and recorded the distribution, encounter rate and demographic features of bonnet macaque groups on roadsides and villages, temples and several different forest types, and walked1736 km in selected Protected Areas and Reserve Forests. Bonnet macaque groups were encountered ata rate of 2.11 groups/ 100 km in a road survey. Encounter rates were high in the districts of Chamarajanagar, Shimoga, Bangalore, Kolar, Kodagu and Mysore. Encounter rates were higher in wet evergreen forests than in deciduous forests. Mean group size was highest in human habitations followed by deciduous forests, roadsides and evergreen forests. The groups in highly provisioned places had the highest size compared to medium or low degree of provisioning. Age–sex ratios were observed to be the same in all habitat types. We propose that large-scale surveys of the present type provide baseline data for long-term management and conservation of a species.
    Attribution
    H. N. Kumara , Mewa Singh , Shanthala Kumar and Anindya Sinha