of logging and recovery process on avian richness and diversity in hill
dipterocarp tropical rainforest-Malaysia
Husin* and Muhammad Nawaz Rajpar
Recreation and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra
Malaysia-43400, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
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24 June 2013
28 October 2013
18 June 2014
22 September 2014
effects of logging and recovery process on avian richness and diversity was
compared in recently logged and thirty year post-harvested hill dipterocarp
tropical rainforest, using mist-netting method. A total of 803 bird
individuals representing 86 bird species and 29 families (i.e. 37.90% from
recently logged forest and 62.10% from thirty year post-harvested forest)
were captured from October 2010 to September, 2012. Twenty one bird species
were commonly captured from both types of forests, 37 bird species were
caught only in thirty year post-harvested forest and 28 bird species were
caught only from recently logged forest. Arachnothera longirostra ?
Little Spiderhunter, Malacopteron magnum ? Rufous-crowned Babbler, Alophoixus
phaeocephalus ? Yellow-bellied Bulbul and Meiglyptes tukki ?
Buff-necked Woodpecker were the most abundant four bird species in the thirty
year post-harvested forest. On the contrary, seven bird species i.e.,? Trichastoma
rostratum ? White-chested Babbler, Lacedo pulchella ? Banded Kingfisher, Picus
miniaceus ? Banded Woodpecker, Enicurus ruficapillus ?
Chestnut-naped Forktail, Anthreptes simplex ? Plain Sunbird, Muscicapella
hodgsoni ? Pygmy Blue Flycatcher and Otus rufescens ? Reddish
Scope Owl were considered as the rarest (i.e. each represented only 0.12%).
Likewise, A. longirostra, Pycnonotus erythropthalmos ? Spectacled
Bulbul, P. simplex ? Cream-vented Bulbul and Merops viridis ?
Blue-throated Bee-eater were the most dominant and Copsychus malabaricus
? White-rumped Shama Eurylaimus javanicus ? Banded Broadbill Ixos
malaccensis ? Streaked Bulbul and Harpactes diardii ? Diard's Trogon
(each 0.12%) were the rarest bird species in recently logged forest. CAP
analysis indicated that avian species in thirty year post-harvested forest
were more diverse and evenly distributed than recently logged forest. However,
recently logged forest was rich in bird species than thirty year
post-harvested forest. The results revealed that logging and retrieval
process affect bird species richness and diversity. However, bird species may
respond differently from habitat to habitat i.e., forest logging causes
disturbance of some avian species while recovery process may replace the loss
of vegetation and harbour a wide array of avian species richness and
Dipterocarp, Logging, Mist-nets, Post-harvesting, Rainforest
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