Distribution and abundance of introduced Common and Javan Mynas in metropolitan and suburban areas of Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo

Nurul Ashikeen, Binti Ab Razak and Hii, Francis Dai Sze and Mohamad Fizl Sidq, Bin Ramji and Andrew Alek, Anak Tuen and Mohd-Azlan, Jayasilan (2019) Distribution and abundance of introduced Common and Javan Mynas in metropolitan and suburban areas of Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo. Kukila, 22. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0216-9223

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Abstract

Counts of the invasive Common Myna Acridotheres tristis and Javan Myna A. javanicus were carried out in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, Borneo, and in surrounding suburbs, over a period of 30 months from July 2013 to December 2015. Ten areas were sampled each month using 3 km-long line transects. Combining all 30 months, a total of 3,913 mynas were counted, of which 75% were Common Mynas, and 25% Javan Mynas. Population densities were estimated at 0.78 and 0.72 individuals ha-1 for Common and Javan Mynas, respectively. The Common Myna was widely distributed in Kuching and suburbs of Kota Samarahan division, whereas the Javan Myna was confined to metropolitan Kuching. The distribution of these two species was thought to be influenced mostly by food and nest site availability.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Javan Mynas, suburban areas, Distribution and abundance, Borneo, Sarawak, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2019 08:55
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 06:58
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/25818

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