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J. Trop. Resour. Sustain. Sci. 5 (2017) 113-116

Bird Transect Survey at Kampung Baung Bayam: A Potential Ecotourism Attraction at Homestays in Kelantan, Malaysia

Jayaraj Vijaya Kumaran1*, Fong Pooi Har2

1Faculty of Earth Science, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia
2School of Biological Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Penang, Malaysia

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Abstract : A direct observation survey of birds on a 2 km transect carried out in Kampung Baung Bayam, Kelantan revealed at least 20 species of birds. Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier), Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata), Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus), Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) and White-throat Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) were commonly spotted during this study. A check on the conservation status in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species indicates that there is a need to add more data on avifauna in this area for conservation planning and management.

Keywords : birds,IUCN,Kelantan