BIRD SPECIES RICHNESS IN BUILT ENVIRONMENTS

F. D. Dami, R. Kirnan

Abstract


Built environments change the structure and composition of landscapes thus altering the bird species richness. This study seeks to determine the bird species diversity in two different types of built environments (Residential and non-residential). Ten points were selected in each study site and birds were surveyed in the early morning hours between 6:30 a.m and 10:00 a.m. There was no significant difference in the mean number of bird species in the two different types of inbuilt environments- residential and non-residential (t0.88, df=36, p=0.380) but different species had different abundance in the two sites. Creating gardens in non-residential areas can increase bird species diversity.

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