Ornis Hungarica. vol.30(2). (2022) p.208-224.
New species for the avifauna of adjoining coastal areas of Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal, India
To upgrade the known avifaunal assemblages of adjoining coastal areas of Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal, India, opportunistic survey were carried out during January 2020 to August 2022. The survey yielded additions of 36 bird species in 10 orders and 17 families to the coastal area of Purba Medinipur district, based on photographic evidences. Among these recorded birds, 30 species were classified as Least Concern, two species were Near Threatened (Aythya nyroca, Calidris canutus), one species was Vulnerable (Aythya ferina), two species were Endangered (Calidris tenuirostris, Rynchops albicollis) and one species was Not Assessed (Porphyrio poliocephalus). Details of all the records are given here.