Avifauna Composition at Tenghilan Community Forest: A Preliminary Assessment

Logananthini Solayappan and Lim, Wing-Shen and Andy Russel Mojiol (2021) Avifauna Composition at Tenghilan Community Forest: A Preliminary Assessment. Transactions on Science and Technology. ISSN 2289-8786

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The avian community plays an important role in maintaining the ecosystem at Tenghilan Community Forest in equilibrium, and yet the existing condition of the local avifaun a community has yet been investigated by the researchers at this moment. Henceforth, a preliminary mist-net survey was conducted for 6 days, to determine the species composition of avifauna presented at three different forest trails in this state land for st. A total of 48 individuals and 22 species of avian belonged to 13 different families were recorded in this research. The detected avian individuals were comprised mainly of the insectivorous (n=29 or 60.4 %) species and followed by the omnivorous (n=7 or 14.6 %) species, and finally both the carnivorous species and frugivorous species (n=6 or 12.5 % respectively; Χ2 63=144.0, p<0.001). There were no significant differences in the diversity richness and distribution evenness of avian species between the three selected forest trails (p>0.05), therefore indicating that the local avifauna species were rich in diversity (H’ > 1.5) and evenly distributed (1 - D>0.5) across the Tenghilan Community Forest. However, further study should be conducted at thi s state land forest by covering a wider sampling area, also a longer sampling period in future.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Avifauna Composition , Distribution Evenness , Diversity Richness , Tenghilan Community Forest
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > QK1-989 Botany
Q Science > QL Zoology > QL1-991 Zoology > QL605-739.8 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL671-699 Birds
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Tropical Forestry
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 08:50
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 08:50
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/34072

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