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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 38, No. 5, 2017, pp. 264-280
Bioline Code: zr17036
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 38, No. 5, 2017, pp. 264-280

 en Bird diversity in northern Myanmar and conservation implications
Zhang, Ming-Xia; Kyaw, Myint; Li, Guo-Gang; Zhao, Jiang-Bo; Zeng, Xiang-Le; Swa, Kyaw & Quan, Rui-Chang

Abstract

We conducted four bird biodiversity surveys in the Putao area of northern Myanmar from 2015 to 2017. Combined with anecdotal information collected between 2012 and 2015, we recorded 319 bird species, including two species ( Arborophila mandellii check for this species in other resources and Lanius sphenocercus check for this species in other resources ) previously unrecorded in Myanmar. Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae), babblers (Timaliidae), pigeons and doves (Columbidae), and pheasants and partridges (Phasianidae) were the most abundant groups of birds recorded. Species richness below 1 500 m a.s.l. was higher than species richness at higher elevations. Our results suggest that the current protected areas in this region should be expanded to lower elevations to cover critical conservation gaps.

Keywords
Birds; Hponkan Razi; Hkakabo Razi; Surveys; Conservation; Myanmar

 
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