, Volume 81, Issue 3, pp 211–214 | Cite as

Karyological studies in four species of ardeid birds (Ardeldae, Ciconiiformes)

  • M. K. Mohanty
  • S. P. Bhunya


Karyotypic analyses of 4 species of birds: Ardeola grayii grayii, Bubulcus ibis coromandus, Egretta garzetta, Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax (Ardeidae, Ciconiiformes) reveal low diploid values (2n=60–68), absence of sharp bimodality and an unusually large W chromosome in A. g. grayii. N-banding studies in two species (B. i. coromandus and N. n. nycticorax) show 6–8 microchromosomes to contain NORs and the G-banded karyotype of A. g. grayil reveals the usual avian pattern.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. K. Mohanty
    • 1
  • S. P. Bhunya
    • 1
  1. 1.P.G. Department of ZoologyUtkal UniversityBhubaneswarIndia

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