The Preliminary Survey of Avifauna in Gaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia

Jephte Sompud and Andy Immit Mojiol and Maklarin Lakim (2013) The Preliminary Survey of Avifauna in Gaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia. The Malayan Nature Journal, 65 (4). pp. 295-299. ISSN 0025-1291

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To date, there is no updated information of the status of avifauna in Gaya Island. We have conducted a preliminary survey of birds in Gaya Island with the aim to initiate and verify the data of avifauna in Gaya Island that was published 38 years ago. A six days survey was conducted from 28 June to 3 July 2013. The main method used was mist netting. Incidental sightings of bird’s species were also recorded. Three existing trails were chosen for the survey. Four mist-nets station at 50m apart were established at each trail. The total sampling effort for mist netting for the whole survey was 45 hours. A total number of 10 species of birds from 7 families were recorded in this study. 5 families and 7 species were captured with mist-nets. The majority of the species collected are from the family of Pycnonotiidae. The result of this preliminary survey provides a general view of the communities of birds in Gaya Island.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Gaya Island , Sabah , Birds , Avifauna , Mist Netting
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL1-991 Zoology > QL605-739.8 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL671-699 Birds
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > SF1-1100 Animal culture
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Tropical Forestry
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2022 13:49
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 13:49

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