International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

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Research Article - International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2019) Volume 7, Issue 3

RELATIVE ABUNDANCE, STATUS AND MEAN PERCENTAGE OF WATERBIRD SPECIES IN FARMLAND AREAS OF SA GA IN VILLAGE, TADA-U TOWNSHIP, MANDALAY REGION, MYANMAR

Present study was conducted to observe species composition, relative abundance, status and monthly mean percentage of some waterbird species in Tada-U environs, Mandalay Region from July 2018 to January 2019. A total of 13 species belonging to 12 genera distributed among 8 families and five orders were identified. The maximum individuals (599) were recorded in the month of December followed by (368) individuals in November, (315) individuals in January, (258) individuals in October, (142) individuals in July, (122) individuals in September, and minimum number of individuals (93) in August. The variety of relative abundance about waterbird species were showed greatly. The highest relative abundance (0.5704) was revealed for Grus grus (Common Crane), followed by 0.1075 for Bubulcus coromandus (Eastern Cattle Egret), 0.0938 for Ardeola bacchus (Chinese Pond Heron) and the lowest relative number 0.0005 for Ciconia nigra (Black Stork). The result of the study show that Grus grus was highest with a mean of 154.57 ± 161.27 and lowest mean of 0.14 ± 0.35 is for Ciconia nigra.

Author(s): Phyo Maung Maung*, Ni Ni Yin and Nor Dolly Wilbur

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