Bird species diversity in the Padawan Limestone Area, Sarawak

Mohammad Saiful Mansor, Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah, Lim Chan Koon, Mustafa Abdul Rahman

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Abstract

Bird surveys were conducted in the Padawan Limestone Area for seven days at each of two study sites, Giam and Danu, from August to December 2008. The purpose of the study was to compare the area's bird species richness and abundance of bird species in other limestone areas and in other forest types. The study also compared the species richness and relative abundance of birds in undisturbed and disturbed areas at both study sites. Twenty mist nets were deployed for 12 hours daily. During this study period, direct observations of birds were also made. In all, 80 species from 34 families were recorded at both sites. At Giam, 120 birds were mist-netted. These birds represented 31 species from 16 families. The direct observations at Giam recorded 13 species from 11 families. In the undisturbed area, 21 species from 13 families were mist-netted, whereas in the disturbed area, 21 species from 10 families were mist-netted. In Danu, a total of 48 birds, representing 25 species from 12 families, were mist-netted. The observations at Danu recorded 34 species from 19 families. Twelve species from 7 families were mist-netted in the undisturbed area, whereas 18 species from 11 families were mist-netted in the disturbed area. Statistical analysis showed that the species diversity index differed significantly between undisturbed and disturbed areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-80
Number of pages16
JournalTropical Life Sciences Research
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Biodiversity
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Borneo
limestone
Fog
species diversity
birds
forest types
Statistical methods
statistical analysis

Keywords

  • Avifauna
  • Borneo
  • Continuous forest
  • Limestone forest
  • Mist netting
  • Primary forest

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Mansor, M. S., Sah, S. A. M., Koon, L. C., & Rahman, M. A. (2011). Bird species diversity in the Padawan Limestone Area, Sarawak. Tropical Life Sciences Research, 22(2), 65-80.

Bird species diversity in the Padawan Limestone Area, Sarawak. / Mansor, Mohammad Saiful; Sah, Shahrul Anuar Mohd; Koon, Lim Chan; Rahman, Mustafa Abdul.

In: Tropical Life Sciences Research, Vol. 22, No. 2, 12.2011, p. 65-80.

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Mansor, MS, Sah, SAM, Koon, LC & Rahman, MA 2011, 'Bird species diversity in the Padawan Limestone Area, Sarawak', Tropical Life Sciences Research, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 65-80.
Mansor, Mohammad Saiful ; Sah, Shahrul Anuar Mohd ; Koon, Lim Chan ; Rahman, Mustafa Abdul. / Bird species diversity in the Padawan Limestone Area, Sarawak. In: Tropical Life Sciences Research. 2011 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 65-80.
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