Occurrence and Species Composition of Bird Fauna in Minbu Township, Magway Region


Authors : Chaw Su Shwe, Thin Thin Khaing, Khin Myint Mar.

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 6 - June

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A total of 60 bird species belong to 47 genera, distributed among 34 families and 12 orders were recorded from five sampling site of Minbu environs during the study period from September 2011 to April 2012. Thirty species belonged to order Passeriformes. Out of the total number of species, 10 species were waterbirds comprising under 10 genera, 7 families and 5 orders, and 50 species were terrestrial birds belonging to 37 genera, 26 families and nine orders. Among the bird species recorded, 30 species were passerine birds, thus the predominant order of birds in the study area. Among the allocated five study sites, site IV revealed to be rich in species composition, amounting to 53 species in all. During the study, two endemic species, Turdoides gularis (White-throated Babbler) and Mirafra microptera (Burmese Bushlark) were recorded. Ciconia episcopus (Woolly-necked stork) Threskiornis melanocephalus, (Black-headed Ibis), Pericrocotus igneus (Fiery Minivet) and Dicrurus leucophaeus (Ashy Drongo) were catorized near threatened species.

Keywords : Endemic Species, Threatened Species, Treron phoenicoptera, Pericrocotus igneus, Lonchura malacca.

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