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    Abstract - Issue Jan + Mar 2010, 31 (1)                                     Back

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Observation on ornithofauna of Kocaeli-Yuvacik dam watershed in Turkey


Akif Keten*1, Vedat Beskardes2 and Zeynel Arslang?ndogdu3

1Faculty of Forestry, Konuralp Campus, D?zce University - 81620, D?zce, Turkey

2Faculty of Forestry, Forestry Junior College, Istanbul University, Program of Game and Wildlife - 34473

Bahcekoy, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey

3Faculty of Forestry, Bahcekoy Campus, Istanbul University - 34473, Istanbul, Turkey

(Received: February 15, 2009; Revised received: May 20, 2009; Accepted: September 18, 2009)


Abstract: The objective of this study was to determine the bird species in the Yuvacik Dam watershed in the province of Kocaeli. The total area of the study site was 25800 ha, and was subdivided to 60 plots (the size of each plot,? 2?2 km). Observations and inventory for each species were carried out. A total of 130 species belonging to 38 genus of 16 orders were identified. Eighty-seven were classified as Passeriformes. Forty two species breed in the region. A total of 21223 birds were counted. According to IUCN criteria, two species, (Ficedula semitorquata (Von H., 1885) and Sitta krueperi (Pelzeln, 1863), were categorized as near threatened (NT).

Key words: Yuvacik watershed, Bird species, Forest, Threatened species

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