Checklist of birds in Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia

Farah Shafawati Mohd Taib, G. David, Andy Lee, K. H. Low, K. S. Lee, Mohd Faiz Yusoff, Abdul Rashid Yaacob

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A preliminary survey on birds has been carried out during Pangkor Scientific Expedition in Pulau Pangkor from 16 th to 20 th July 2017. The first group surveyed the Pangkor Selatan and Sungai Pinang Forest Reserve, while the second group surveyed Teluk Nipah and Pulau Pangkor Resort areas. The first group used both mist-netting and point count observation in the forest sites but only point count in urban sites. Group 2, on the other hand, did direct observation in their selected study sites. Overall, a cumulative of 62 species from 31 families were recorded throughout the survey. Sg. Pinang encompassed higher species richness due to the varieties of microhabitat types. One species was categorized as vulnerable according to IUCN red data list which is the Great Slaty woodpecker, while three species were categorized as Near-threatened, namely Great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), Buff-vented bulbul (Iole olivacea) and White-chested babbler (Trichastoma rostratum). Pulau Pangkor was particularly favoured by several raptors species namely Brahminy kite (Haliastur indus), White-bellied sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) and Crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela), apart from the gregarious Oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) which were widespread in the island. Great hornbills were also observed quite regularly in several places. These species could be of attraction to the island. Hence, Pulau Pangkor is proven to offer a diverse avifauna for tourist attraction. However, local authorities need to ensure a sustainable nature activities implemented in the island, to protect the habitat for the fauna inhabitants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-226
Number of pages10
JournalThe Malaysian Forester
Volume82
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Avitourism
  • Birds
  • Diversity
  • Malaysia
  • Pangkor

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Mohd Taib, F. S., David, G., Lee, A., Low, K. H., Lee, K. S., Yusoff, M. F., & Yaacob, A. R. (2019). Checklist of birds in Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia. The Malaysian Forester, 82(1), 217-226.

Checklist of birds in Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia. / Mohd Taib, Farah Shafawati; David, G.; Lee, Andy; Low, K. H.; Lee, K. S.; Yusoff, Mohd Faiz; Yaacob, Abdul Rashid.

In: The Malaysian Forester, Vol. 82, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 217-226.

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Mohd Taib, FS, David, G, Lee, A, Low, KH, Lee, KS, Yusoff, MF & Yaacob, AR 2019, 'Checklist of birds in Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia', The Malaysian Forester, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 217-226.
Mohd Taib FS, David G, Lee A, Low KH, Lee KS, Yusoff MF et al. Checklist of birds in Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia. The Malaysian Forester. 2019 Jan 1;82(1):217-226.
Mohd Taib, Farah Shafawati ; David, G. ; Lee, Andy ; Low, K. H. ; Lee, K. S. ; Yusoff, Mohd Faiz ; Yaacob, Abdul Rashid. / Checklist of birds in Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia. In: The Malaysian Forester. 2019 ; Vol. 82, No. 1. pp. 217-226.
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