Dr.Anil Kumar


Dr.Anil Kumar


Highest Academic degree, year

Ph.D.; 1999


Northern Regional Centre, ZSI, Dehradun- 248195

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Area of Expertise

Avifaunal studies, Behavioural Ecology and Bio-acoustic

Experience after Ph. D.

24 years

Significant Achievements

- Documented the avifauna of some protected areas of UP, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.

- Recorded the songs and calls of over 250 avian species.

- Documented the avifauna of some trans-Himalayan areas.

- Documented the song variations in Indian Robin, White-rumpedShama and Oriental Magpie Robin.


Supervising 04 PhD students as co-guide

Research Focus

- Avifaunal studies

- Behavioural ecology of birds

- Bio-acoustic studies on birds

- Song variations in some Copsychus species at individual, microgeographical and sub-species levels.





Published over 100 papers including research papers, book chapters and general articles.


- Kumar, A. (2003). Acoustic communication in birds: Differences in songs and calls, their production and biological significance. Resonance, 8(6), 44-55.

- Kumar, A. (2011). Pong Dam Wetlands and Zoological Survey of India. Current Science, 85 (10): 1398.

- Kumar A. and Khan I.A. (2021). From the rooftop of India: Wetlands and Waterbirds. Sanctuary Asia, 41(6): 44-47.

- Kumar A. (2021). Status Survey of Black-necked Crane GrusnigricollisPrzhevalsky, 1876 in Ladakh, India. Rec. zool. Surv. India, 121(1):77-90.

- Kumar A., Himanshu and PrakharRawal (2023). Individual-level discrimination in song characteristics of White-rumpedShama, Copsychusmalabaricus. Current Science, 125(1): 59-65.

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