Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Common birds of Andaman Islands with special reference to introduced birds.

Abstract

We surveyed the common birds on eight human inhabited islands of the Andaman Island group, and identified 15 species as the most common bird species on the basis of abundance and extent of distribution. Of these, the introduced species - House Sparrow Passer domesticus (19.8% abundance) and Common Myna Acridotheres tristis (9.8% abundance) - were the most abundant species, and were distributed in human associated habitats. Out of 188 transects walked, the White-bellied Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta and Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus were recorded in more than 100 transects.