Preliminary study on avian fauna and vertical tree structure at UiTM Pahang / Nor Ain Syaifudin

Syaifudin, Nor Ain (2017) Preliminary study on avian fauna and vertical tree structure at UiTM Pahang / Nor Ain Syaifudin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


UiTM Pahang had diversity of birds that had not been documented yet. The objectives of this study were to identify the current bird species present in the study areas of UiTM Pahang Reserved Forest and oil palm plantation as well as to determine the vertical tree structure in different habitat types. Point count method and opportunistic method were used for bird identification in study areas. Types of feeding guild were determined for each species recorded. A total of 20 species representing 13 families of birds and seven orders were detected in UiTM Pahang. Reserved Forest scored 19 bird species followed by palm plantation with six species. A nearly threatened bird Chestnut-Bellied Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus sumatranus) was also found in the Reserved Forest. Comparison between these two areas showed significant differences in vertical tree structure comprising of foliage height density, canopy cover and diameter breast height. Complex vegetation in the forest offers more niches with higher plant for nesting, fruits and insects to support more bird species. It is suggested that vegetation structure of the habitat seems to be one of the key features which influence the avian species. Therefore, preservation of reserved forest is recommended due to its diversity and the presence of nearly-threatened bird species.


Item Type: Student Project
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Syaifudin, Nor AinUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > Plant anatomy
Q Science > QK Botany > Plant physiology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Item ID: 22913
Uncontrolled Keywords: UiTM Pahang, Bird species present, Vertical tree structure, Point count method, Opportunistic method


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