Observations on the ecology, distribution and biogeography of forest birds in Sabah, Malaysia

Sheldon, Frederick H. and Haw, Chuan Lim and Jamili Nais and Maklarin Lakim and Augustine Tuuga and Peter Malim and Jaffit Majuakim and Lo, Albert and Schilthuizen, Menno and Hosner, Peter A. and Moyle, Robert G. (2009) Observations on the ecology, distribution and biogeography of forest birds in Sabah, Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 57 (2). pp. 577-586. ISSN 0217-2445


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From January 2004 to July 2008, we surveyed and collected birds at 15 sites in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. This work was designed to (1) document bird occurrence in areas and habitats that had been poorly surveyed in the past, (2) provide specimens for molecular genetic studies of bird evolution in Borneo, and (3) examine the occurrence of forest birds in agricultural and industrial tree plantations. The research disclosed new elevational, habitat, and breeding records for numerous species. It also provided insight into the biogeography of lowland endemic species in Sabah and montane endemic species in Borneo. The hypotheses formulated from these biogeographic discoveries should serve as useful frameworks for future phylogeographic work on Bornean birds. © National University of Singapore.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Borneo, Elevation, Endemism, Oil palm, Peatswamp, Southeast Asian biogeography
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301-705.5 Biology (General) > QH540-549.5 Ecology
Q Science > QL Zoology > QL1-991 Zoology > QL605-739.8 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL671-699 Birds
Department: INSTITUTE > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011 15:09
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 11:23
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/2627

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