Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF ANIMAL BIOLOGY   FALL 2014 , Volume 7 , Number 1; Page(s) 93 To 99.
 
Paper: 

AVIFAUNAL SURVEY OF SARIGOL NATIONAL PARK IN NORTH-EASTERN IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  MOHAMMADI A.*, YOUSEFI M., TAGHDISI M.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, FACULTY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN, KARAJ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Birds are a big part of vertebrates which are distributed in a vast area of our country such as dried region and desert, forests, coastal zones, Islands, Lakes and other parts. Since, birds are main elements of most of the world’s ecosystems; the aim of this study was to identification of birds fauna in sarigol national park. This study was conducted in the 7037 ha Sarigol National Park (57? 36-57 47 E and 36? 16 55- 37 08 N), located 24 km east of Esfarayen city of North-Khorasan province, Iran. Birds were identified according to the flight, size, plumage, behavior and sound. We use 10*40 binocular. This study was conducted from May 2012, to May, 2013 during one year in the area. In this area 58 species (10.5 percent of Iranian birds) were identified. Thirty- sex species are belonging to order Passeriformes and four species are belonging to order Columbiformes, three species are belonging order Coraciiformes, two species are belonging to order Galliformes, two species are belonging to order Apodiformes, two species are belonging to order strigiformes, six species are belonging to order Falconiformes, one species is belonging to order Caprimulgiformes and one species is belonging to order Cuculiformes. Order Passeriformes with 35 species.Since this area is important for breeding species, is suggested each year was a comprehensive investigation to identification of breeding birds.

 
Keyword(s): SARIGOL NATIONAL PARK, NORTH EASTERN OF IRAN, BIRDS, FAUNA
 
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