Avian Distribution and Abundance the Case of Mettu District, ILU ABA BOR Zone, Southwest Ethiopia


Authors : Alemayehu Dagne, Getaneh Wase, Ayelew Zeleke

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 1 - January

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Ecosystem health and functioning is determined by presence bird species diversity and abundance. Survey on avain variety and abundance was conducted from May –July 2019, a total eight point count method which represents the study area was systematically selected, birds were identified at species level using binocular, bird call, song and naked eye in the morning 6;00-10:10 a.m) and afternoon(4:00-6:00 p.m). Data were collected by using point count method techniques in the early morning (6:00-10:00 a.m.) and late afternoon (4:00-6:00 p.m.) During the study period, a total of 646 individual birds belonging to 65 species, 26 families and 11 Orders were recorded. Majority 47.7% of bird orders were Passeriformes. 11 species of Muscicapidae family representing 16.92% was recorded.

Keywords : Avian; Deforestation; Diversity; Evenness; Ethiopia; Passeriformes; Point Count; Riverine.

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