Bird Species Diversity and Abundance of Oluwa Forest Reserve Southwest Nigeria

Okosodo, E.F and Orimaye, J. O. and Ogunyemi, O.O. and Owolabi, I.O (2019) Bird Species Diversity and Abundance of Oluwa Forest Reserve Southwest Nigeria. In: Proceedings of 3rd Wildlife Society of Nigeria Conference, Ibadan 2019, 2019, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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Abundance and Diversity of avian species was studied in Oluwa Forest Reserve, Southwest Nigeria. The study area was divided into three compartments based on their different land use types. A total of 30 transect lines were randomly laid out and 10 transect lines per a compartment. The minimum distance between two transect lines was 200m. The number of transect lines was determined by the site size. Data were collected for six months (Dry and Wet seasons) in 20014. Fifty-five (55) bird species were recorded in the Farmland, Seventy (70) bird species in the Fallow Area and one hundred and fifteen (115) species encountered in the Undisturbed forest area. In all, a total of 136 bird species belonging to 43 families and 18 orders were recorded in the three study sites, The Order Passeriformes had the highest frequency (51 %) of the entire number of birds recorded, while the dominant families were Bucerotidae and Pycnonotidae, comprising (7.4 %) of the total species One endangered bird species, African Grey Parrot and 10 species Hornbills were encountered in the study area. Key Words: Home range, agricultural intensification, avian species, conservation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Bolanle Yisau I.
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2021 12:39
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 12:39

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