Expert Opinion on Environmental BiologyISSN: 2325-9655

Research Article, Expert Opin Environ Biol Vol: 7 Issue: 1

Avian Assemblages at Paya Indah Natural Wetland Reserve, Malaysia

Rajpar MN1, Zakaria M2*, Ozdemir I3 Ozturk M4 and Gucel S5

1Department of Forestry, Faculty of Science, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal, Dir (Upper), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

2Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

3Department of Wildlife Ecology and Management, Faculty of Forestry, Suleyman Demirel University, 32260 Cunur, Isparta, Turkey

4Near East University, Environmental Research Center, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus

5Center for Environmental Studies, Ege University, 35100 Bornova-Izmir, Turkey

*Corresponding Author : Zakaria M
Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel: 603-89467202/7161
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: August 31, 2017 Accepted: September 14, 2017 Published: January 02, 2018

Citation: Rajpar MN, Zakaria M, Ozdemir I, Ozturk M, Gucel S (2018) Avian Assemblages at Paya Indah Natural Wetland Reserve, Malaysia. Expert Opin Environ Biol 7:1. doi: 10.4172/2325-9655.1000148

Abstract

Estimating accurate avian assemblages such as density and diversity are key factors for the conservation and management of birds and their habitats. Avian assemblages based on status in five habitats at Paya Indah Natural Wetland Reserve were determined using the distance sampling, point count method, at 121 count stations. A total of 100 bird species (64 resident, 18 migratory, 16 resident-migratory and 2 vagrant bird species) were detected from November 2012 to January 2014. The highest bird density was recorded for resident birds (72.2 ± 3.8 bird’s ha-1) and the lowest for vagrant birds (0.1 ± 0.1 birds ha-1). In which Resident birds have significantly higher density, species diversity, richness and evenness compared to resident-migrant and migratory birds.

Keywords: Avifauna; Density; Distance Sampling; Diversity; Wetland

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