Diversity and Abundance of Birds in Dbla Church Forest, Eastern Tigray, North Ethiopia

Mesfin K Teklu G      

Abstract

The present study was carried out in Dbla St.merry church entitled with Diversity and Abundance of Birds species from July 2013 to June 2014. The abundant supply of food, the availability of resting and perching structures has made Dbla St.merry church a favorable area for different species of birds. Point count method was employed to record the relative abundance of individual bird species. During this study a total of 21bird species, including the endemic species such Wattled Ibis (Bostrychia carunculaa), White-collared Pigeon (Columba albitorques) and Thick-billed Raven (Corvus crassirostris) were identified. The species composition decreases during wet season due to the departure of migratory birds. The Vultures were usually observed flying over the study area, roosting on the roof of the church house, and also on the ground either being around of feeding. Feeding activity was from 06: 00 – 18:00 hr. Most of the vultures were observed coming from southwest direction of the study area.


MS Received Date:   2014-09-16  MS Accepted Date:  2014-10-14  MS Published Date:  2014-10-28
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Mesfin K, Teklu G. "Diversity and Abundance of Birds in Dbla Church Forest, Eastern Tigray, North Ethiopia" Journal of Zoology Studies 1.5 (2014): 1-8.
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