Assessment on Occurrence Status of Avifauna In Magway University Campus


Authors : Chaw Su Shwe, Thin Thin Khaing, Thazin

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 8 - August

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The aim of the present study is to assess update occurrence and status of bird species in and around Magway University Campus. The survey was conducted during November 2016 to February 2017. Study site was visited four time a month. The data were collected using point count method (Bibby et al., 2000 and Hamel et al., 1996). A total of 27 species belonging to 23 genera under 19 families and eight orders were recorded in Magway University Campus. Out of the total species, two species were aquatic birds comprising under two genera, two families and two orders whereas 25 terrestrial bird species belong to 21 genera 17 families and six orders were recorded. Of twenty seven species, about twenty-one are residentials, three winter visitors, one passage migrants and two breeding visitors. Order Passeriformes represented by 17 species belonging to 10 families contribute to about 62.96% of the total avianfauna species richness. Among the non- passerine, the maximum richness was represented by the order Coraciformes (three families, three species) and Columbiformes (one family, two species) and Piciformes, Cuculiformes, Charadriformes, Falaconiformes and Ciconiiformes (one family, one species).

Keywords : Endemic Species, Near-Threatened Species, Migrant, Winter Visitors.

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