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dc.contributor.author Kopij, Grzegorz
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-26T09:19:41Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-26T09:19:41Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Kopij, G. (2014). Avian Assemblages of urbanized habitats in north-central Namibia. International Science and Technology Journal of Namibia, 3(1), 64-81.
dc.identifier.issn 20267673
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1009
dc.description.abstract Studies were conducted by means of the line transect method in 4 towns (Ondangwa, Ongwediva, Oshakati, Outapi) and 12 larger villages in Ovamboland, north-central Namibia. In overall, 59 residential bird species were recorded. In particular across settlement, the number varied from 6 to 34 (x = 20:2;sd = 9:99). The Simpson’s Diversity Index varied from D = 0:61 to D = 0:93. Overall, dominants comprised 68.1% of all pairs recorded (N = 2105), with Passer domesticus accounted for 32.2% (eudominant). Other dominant species included: Uraeginthus angolensis, Cypsiurus parvus, Corvus albus, Streptopelia senegalensis and Urocolius indicus. Subdominants (5 species) comprised 14.2%. Bird assemblage in Ruacana proved to be fairly distant from that in other Ovambo settlements. Latitudinal trends have been shown for the proportion between Pycnonotis tricolor and P. nigricans and Passer diffusus and P. domesticus species. Passer domesticus almost totally replaced Passer diffusus, while Streptopelia senegalensis almost totally replaced Streptopelia capicola in the urbanized habitats of the northStudies were conducted by means of the line transect method in 4 towns (Ondangwa, Ongwediva, Oshakati, Outapi) and 12 larger villages in Ovamboland, north-central Namibia. In overall, 59 residential bird species were recorded. In particular across settlement, the number varied from 6 to 34 (x = 20:2;sd = 9:99). The Simpson’s Diversity Index varied from D = 0:61 to D = 0:93. Overall, dominants comprised 68.1% of all pairs recorded (N = 2105), with Passer domesticus accounted for 32.2% (eudominant). Other dominant species included: Uraeginthus angolensis, Cypsiurus parvus, Corvus albus, Streptopelia senegalensis and Urocolius indicus. Subdominants (5 species) comprised 14.2%. Bird assemblage in Ruacana proved to be fairly distant from that in other Ovambo settlements. Latitudinal trends have been shown for the proportion between Pycnonotis tricolor and P. nigricans and Passer diffusus and P. domesticus species. Passer domesticus almost totally replaced Passer diffusus, while Streptopelia senegalensis almost totally replaced Streptopelia capicola in the urbanized habitats of the north-central Namibia. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Urban ecology en_US
dc.subject Avian communities en_US
dc.subject Latitudinal gradient en_US
dc.subject Pyctonotis nigricans en_US
dc.subject Pycnonotis tricolor en_US
dc.subject Passer domesticus en_US
dc.subject Passer diffusus en_US
dc.subject Streptopelia en_US
dc.subject Oshakati en_US
dc.subject Ongwediva en_US
dc.subject Outapi en_US
dc.title Avian assemblages of urbanized habitats in north-central Namibia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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