The Common Bird Composition, Abundance and Distribution in the Most Developed and Industrialized Provinces of Turkey


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KSU TARIM VE DOGA DERGISI-KSU JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURE, vol.21, no.6, pp.966-975, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.18016/ksutarimdoga.vi.423978
  • Title of Journal : KSU TARIM VE DOGA DERGISI-KSU JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.966-975

Abstract

Turkey is an industrializing and developing country. Overall, 71% of industrial activities of Turkey occur in twelve provinces. The main aim of this study was to determine the composition, abundance and distribution of common species in these provinces. The data sources used here are observation that recorded between 1946 and 2017 achieved from KusBank database, personal observation notes and published literature. According to the findings, the most common ten bird species in those provinces; The house sparrow (Passer domesticus), the Eurasian magpie (Pica pica), the hooded crow (Corvus cornix), the great tit (Parus major), the yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis), the common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), the blackbird (Turdus merula), the Eurasian coot (Fulica atra), the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) and the Eurasian jackdaw (Corvus monedula). Regional differences have been detected in the composition, abundance, and distribution of common species. The composition of species in these provinces has changed within years. Especially the distribution area, and dominance of the Eurasian magpie has increased. In the near future, it is expected that there will be new changes in the composition, distribution, and dominance of common species due to the increase of industrialization and urbanization.