Microscopic / Morphometric Comparison of Bird Feather (Family: Timaliidae)

Nor Aswaah, Ab. Ghani (2014) Microscopic / Morphometric Comparison of Bird Feather (Family: Timaliidae). [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Identification species of birds through the microscopic feather characters was carried out in this study. This identification method is unique and differ to others technique such as identify by the various vocalization produced, behaviour and colorization of their body and eyes. The total individual is ten consists of two individual of each five species of babbler from family Timaliidae were observed which are Malacopteron albogulare, Malacopteron cinereum, Stachyris nigriceps, Stachyris nigricollis and Yuhina everetti. The microstructure of downy (plumulaceous) barb that are located at the base of most contour (wing, body and tail) feathers were examined. Variation in nine microstructure of the plumulaceous (downy) barbs are used in this identification process. All this microstructure are observed under the light microscope which is stereo microscope and Moticam USB Digital with different magnification and measured its by using MOTIC images plus ver. 2.0 software. In this study, the statistical analysis was analysed by using Microsoft Excel and PAST version 2.17 software. PAST software was used to perform principal component analysis and One-way ANOV A to see the significant difference among the five of babbler species. This identification technique is suitable for recognize species in the bird strike, systematic studies, anthropological artifact.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microscopic; downy feather; contour feather; plumulaceous barb
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Patrick
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 08:06
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2020 08:06
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/33100

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