Inventory of Urban Avifauna: A Comparison of Bird Species of Two Urban Sites in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Md. Sabbir Ahsan, Bushra Nayeem

Abstract


Modern cities have become human-modified atmospheres. Because of rapid urbanization coupled with the rapid loss of wild habitat land, cities are now regarded an extremely challenging ecosystems to sustain biodiversity. For supporting existing ecosystem rather destroying the natural habitation of wildlife, we need to learn to share with them. The diversity of avifauna is a significant ecological indicator to assess the quality of wildlife habitat. Many part of Dhaka had been covered by natural ecosystem in the early days. These green vegetation supported wide variety of wildlife, especially avifauna. Different types of bird species was communal in Dhaka, and many of these are now extinct, and the rest are critically endangered. Consequently, in this paper, a comparative study of two sites has been conducted to understand the ecology of the bird community and prepare an inventory of that group. Then a general guideline has been proposed to craft an urban ecosystem with inter-connected greenery in Dhaka city to maximize the diversity of avifauna.

Keywords


Avifauna, urban context, Dhaka city, urban ecosystem, comparison

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