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Structural differences of wintering forest bird from four habitats in Shilihetang, Guizhou Province

LUO Zu-kui[1], LI Yang[2], CAO Fu-ping[1]   

  1. 1. School of Environment and Life Sciences, Kaili University, Kaili Guizhou 556011, China ;
    2. Leigongshan National Nature Reserve, Leishan Guizhou 557100, China
  • Received:2016-01-18 Online:2017-01-25 Published:2017-01-13


In order to explore the distribution of forest birds in Shilihetang of Anlong in Guizhou Province, bird surveys were carried out from four habitats of village, forest, farmland and vegetable land in January between 2013 and 2015 using the method of line transect. A total of 56 avian species and 1 193 individuals was recorded, which belonged to 22 families and 7 orders. The mean avian abundance in the line transects decreased from village to forest, farmland and vegetable land. The accumulative avian species decreased from forest to village, farmland and vegetable land. Insectivores were the richest in each of the four habitats. Shannon-wiener index, predominant index and species evenness were all the highest in the forest, and lowest in farmland. Sørensen similarity was highest in the village-forest, and Morisita-Horn similarity was highest both in village-farmland and vegetable land-farmland. Food resource and vegetable structure are important factors influencing the distribution of wintering forest birds in the study area. We suggest that arbor species should be increased in the forest, bird killing activity should be forbidden, and a conservation station should be set up for bird protection.

Key words: avian community, habitat selection, biodiversity, similarity, environmental factor, Karst ecosystem.