Analysis of bird assemblage structure along an urbanisation gradient in Central India
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We censuses terrestrial bird assemblages along a five-stage urbanisation gradient (rural forest, industrial zone, periurban, suburban, urban abitats) in and around Amravati City, Central India between January and April 2010-2013. A total of 89 species of birds were recorded, with the highest species richness in the rural areas (67 species) and lowest in the urban one (29 species). The rural habitats had the highest diversity, followed, in a decreasing order, by industrial, periurban, suburban, and urban areas, supporting the increasing disturbance hypothesis rather than the medium disturbance hypothesis. The densities were, however, highest in the urban habitats, supporting the resource concentration hypothesis. The assemblages were significantly nested.
Bird assemblage structure, bird species diversity, bird species richness, bird species evenness, forest urban gradient, Central India.
Research subject Land and Water Resources Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154417OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-154417DiVA: diva2:756884
QS 20142014-10-202014-10-202014-10-22Bibliographically approved