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Habit and Habitat of Sarus Crane Grus antigone antigone,and Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus in Mainpuri( Uttar Pradesh), India

Amita Sarkar, Bhavna Upadhyay, Abhinav Chauhan , Archana Sharma and Prashant Mishra

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences

District Mainpuri lies about 125 Km from Agra (U.P.).It has many wetlands ,thus, it is a good habitat for many wetland birds.Saman bird sanctuary is situated in Mainpuri; which provides good habitat for birds. Five study sites were selected in Mainpuri;Markandeshwar ,Bhamwat canal ,Sauj ,Saman bird sanctuary and Krithua. Presence of Sarus crane Grus antigone antigone (cited vulnerable as IUCN Red list) and Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus (qualifies as endangered) is being reported in these areas.In this field report we describe the different type of behaviour and facts about Sarus crane and Egyptian vulture during our trips to Mainpuri between February 2011 to September 2011.Our field report also shows the decline of Sarus crane and Egyptian vulture in northern India.