Park Structures as Determinant of Bird Species Diversity in Putrajaya
The presence of birds is important to verify ecological condition in cities since they respond well to the availability of habitat structure. This study aims at investigating park structures which influence bird species diversity in Putrajaya. The studied areas consist of six metropolitan parks. Vegetation structure and bird species data were collected through distance sampling method. Evaluations of overall 12 points were carried out to be mapped in the Standard Computer-aided Design (CAD) software. The results reveal that park with higher density vegetation supports higher habitat variables including food, foraging substrate and nesting site for birds to survive in Putrajaya.
Keywords: Vegetation structure, Bird diversity, Ecological guilds, Putrajaya
eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.