Bird diversity in Kaiyuan City of Yunnan Province
Li, Y.; Yu, X.-ping
Sichuan Journal of Zoology 30.3 (May 28): 415-420
The survey of birds resources in Kaiyuan city of Yunan province was carried out using fixed sample point and line transect method from January 2004 to August 2008. A total of 183 species birds, belonging to 52 families and 16 orders, which included 2 first-grade and 17 second-grade Chinese National Key Protected Wild Animal Species were recorded during a 5-year-period investigation. According to the avifauna, 84, 8 and 21 species were belonged to the Oriental realm, Palaearctic realm and cosmopolitan species, accounting for 74.3%, 7.1% and 18.6% of total species, respectively. For species diversity index of the 4 communities, the bush valley>conifer-broad leaf mixed forests>lake wetland>crop land. And the bush valley had the highest evenness index. Among the 4 communities, the bush valley is most similar to the crop land in species composition.