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Abstract

Pheasant Tailed Jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus, is the only beautiful bird maintaining its presence in the abandoned wetlands of Punjab during the summer season. The population distribution appears, between 298 and 347, which was highest (83-96) at Marala and lowest (21-57) at Balloki, with density found to be highest (3/km2) and lowest (0.3/ km2), respectively. Being a migratory bird, March was observed as the start of arrival, and October was observed as completion of departure from the study areas.


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