Biodiversity in the Gauhati University Campus

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The university campus is located at the south bank the river Brahmaputra near the Saraighat Bridge. Like any other part of Assam and the Northeast, the Campus is full of biodiversity right from usual species of trees, flowers, animals to exotic migratory birds. Following are some seasonal flowers that usually transform the campus, virtually to a flower garden at different times of the year.

Photographs in this section are taken by Dr Prasanta Bhattacharya of Department of Geography and Mr Bipul Bordoloi from Department of Botany. Dr Bhattacharya is a faculty member in the Department of Geography and photography is his passion.

Wetlands of GU Campus

The GU Campus is dotted by several wetlands which are integral parts of the local ecosystem. It should be noted that a very large and biodiverse wetland known as Deepar Beel is situated just south of the campus, which has fallen to urbanisation in recent times, though the city administration is trying hard to preserve this wetland area.

Migratory Birds

Several species of migratory birds visit the campus each year. These include teals, ducks, and many more.

by Mr Bipul Bordoloi (Botany)

by Mr Bipul Bordoloi (Botany)

Common Teal (Anas crecca)

by Dr Prasanta Bhattacharya (Geography)

by Mr Bipul Bordoloi (Botany)

by Mr Bipul Bordoloi (Botany)

Koel (Endynamys scolopacea)

by Dr Prasanta Bhattacharya (Geography)

Blackheads Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)

by Dr Prasanta Bhattacharya (Geography)

Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

by Dr Prasanta Bhattacharya (Geography)

Lesser Adjutant (Letoptilos javanicus)

by Dr Prasanta Bhattacharya (Geography)