An ornithological survey of Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Burner, R.C. and Chua, V.L. and Brady, M.L. and Van, Els P. and Steinhoff, P.O.M. and Rahman, M.A. and Sheldon, F.H. (2016) An ornithological survey of Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 128 (2). pp. 242-254. ISSN 1559-4491

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Abstract

Mount Mulu, an isolated 2,376 m peak in eastern Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, has not been thoroughly surveyed for bird species since shortly after the creation of Mount Mulu National Park in 1974. The Park is of particular interest for its isolation, spectacular limestone structures, bat flights, and extensive primary forest that ranges from near sea level to the mountain's peak. We spent 2.5 months surveying, observing, and mist-netting birds in the Park and recorded 244 species across its elevational gradient from 50-1,850 m, including 32 species new to the 1979-82 Mt. Mulu checklists. Here, we report the elevational range of each species we observed, compare our list with these earlier Mt. Mulu checklists compiled 25 years ago, and comment on unique observations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biogeography; checklist; mist net; montane avifauna; Mt. Mulu; point count; Sundaland, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2016 18:06
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2016 18:06
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12806

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