Status and seasonal occurrence of birds in Dhaka university campus

Mst. Farhana Arzuman Banu, Muntasir Akash, Gawsia Wahidunnessa Chowdhury, Md. Anwar Hossain


A study was conducted on the status and seasonal occurrence of the birds in
Dhaka University campus, from July, 2013 to February, 2014. During the study
period, 54 species of birds belonging to 10 orders, 27 families and 47 genera were
recorded. Of the recorded species of birds, 10 (19%) species were found as
migrants and 44 (81%) as residents. Out of total species, 14 (26%) were identified
as very common, 7 (13%) common, 10 (19%) uncommon, and 23 (43%) as rare. Of
the resident species, 14 (25%) were very common residents, 26 (48%) common
residents, 3 (6%) uncommon residents, 1 (2%) was rare resident and of the
migrants, 7 (13%) were common winter visitors and 3 (6%) were found as
uncommon winter visitors. From the study site, 28 (52%) species of passerine
birds were observed and remaining 26 (48%) were non‐passerines. The highest
number of birds was recorded in dry period/winter season (November ‐
February) and the lowest in wet period/monsoon (July ‐ October).


Birds, Status, Seasonal occurrence

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