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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2010 Vol.29 No.4

Summer Bird Diversity along the Qinghai Section of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway
Author of the article:LI Jing1, GE Chen1, LI Zhong-qiu1*, XU Ai-chun2, LI Yan-kuo3
Author's Workplace:(1. The State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China; 2. College of Life Science, Chinese Jiliang University, Hangzhou 310018, China; 3. College of Life Science, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China)
Key Words:bird; biological diversity; Qinghai-Tibet railway; Hoh-xil National Nature Reserve
Abstract:From July to August in 2009, a survey of summer birds along the Qinghai section of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, especially the section in Hoh-xil National Nature Reserve, was conducted. A total of 50 bird species, along with historical records, were recorded in this area. Of them, 29 species were residents, 20 summer migrant species, and 1 vagrant. Three species, the black-necked crane (Grus nigricollis), bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), and golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), are listed as categrory I of the national key protected animals, and 7 species including the saker falcon (Falco cherrug), hobby(F. subbuteo), common kestrel (F. tinnunculus), peregrine falcon (F. peregrinus), cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus), black kite (Milvus migrans), and upland buzzard (Buteo hemilasius) are category Ⅱ of national key protected animals. Of the birds along the railway line, rufous-necked snowfinch (Montifringillla ruficollis) and Hume's ground tit (Pseudopodoces humilis) are dominant species, each accounting for 23.2% and 12.0% of the total number respectively. The common species includes the common raven (Corvus corax) (7.4%), ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) (7.2%), white-winged snowfinch (M. nivalis) (6.9%), Blanford's snowfinch (M. blandfordi) (6.3%), and bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) (6.0%).
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