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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2008 Vol.27 No.4

Waterbirds Diversity in Shaanxi Province
Author of the article:LUO Lei1, ZHAO Hong-feng2, GAO Xue-bin1﹡, GONG Hui-sheng3
Author's Workplace:(1. Shaanxi Institute of Zoology, Xi’an 710032; 2. College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University; 3. Foping National Nature Reserve)
Key Words:Shaanxi Province; waterbirds; diversity; distribution; zoogeographical area
Abstract:According to the “Waterbirds Species List” published by the State Forestry Bureau in 2003, the waterbirds in 8 zoogeographical prefectures and 4 zoogeographical provinces in Shaanxi Province were counted, and the community similarity indices between each zoogeographical prefecture and zoogeographical province were figured out. There were 104 species of waterbirds in Shaanxi Province, which including 20 species of resident birds, 32 species of summer breeders, 22 species of winter migratory birds and 30 species of passing birds. Weihe plain area in the middle of Shaanxi has the most waterbirds (85 species) and also has the most winter migrants, while southern Loess plateau area in north Shaanxi has the fewest waterbirds (23 species). Changcheng wind-sand area in the northmost Shaanxi has the most summer breeders as Hanzhong basin area has the most resident birds. The similarity index value showed that the two neighboring areas in Loess plateau zoogeographical province and Guanzhong plain province share the most species, while the northmost region and southmost region share the least species. The distribution of waterbirds is closely related with environmental factors such as wetlands, climate and temperature.
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