Gastrointestinal helminth fauna of migratory waterfowl-ducks and geese in various wetlands of Kashmir, India


  • muzaffar mir Department of Zoology, The University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006, India
  • G. Mustafa Shah Department of Zoology, The University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006, India
  • Ulfat Jan Department of Zoology, The University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006, India



Fauna, Gastrointestinal helminths, Waterfowl, wetland


The present study was carried out to determine the biodiversity of gastrointestinal helminths in migratory waterfowl- ducks and geese in various wetlands of Kashmir. For this purpose, 93 dead migratory waterfowl (Mallards, Gadwall, Common Teal, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, and Graylag Geese) were collected from various sites for necroscopic examination. The overall prevalence of helminthiasis recorded was 43.01% percent. The gastrointestinal helminths isolated were Notocotylus attenuates (15.05%), Paryphostomum radiatum (5.37%), Capillaria anatis (11.82%), and Epomidostomum anattinum (8.60%) and Hymenolepis abortive (2.15%). Prevalence with respect to host and sex was also recorded during the present study.


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mir, muzaffar, Mustafa Shah, G. ., & Jan, U. . (2022). Gastrointestinal helminth fauna of migratory waterfowl-ducks and geese in various wetlands of Kashmir, India. Scientific Reports in Life Sciences, 3(4), 84–92.