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Atabey A, Karakaş R. The bird diversity and conservation recommendations of Mount Zülküf in southeast Anatolia, Türkiye. JAD 2024; 6 (1)
URL: http://jad.lu.ac.ir/article-1-420-en.html
1- University of Dicle, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 21280 Diyarbakır / TÜRKİYE
2- University of Dicle, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 21280 Diyarbakır / TÜRKİYE , rkarakas@dicle.edu.tr
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Birds have a special importance in the exceptionally rich biodiversity of Türkiye; nevertheless, the ornithological importance of some parts of the country is inadequately known. The bird diversity of Mount Zülküf (MZ) was studied together with recommendations for conservation proposals. In total, 26 field surveys were conducted on MZ, which is located 6 km from Ergani district of Diyarbakır province, south-eastern Türkiye. During the field observations, transect line and point count methodologies were used, accompanied by the use of standard ornithological equipment, between April 2017 and April 2018. It was aimed at determining the seasonal status, breeding status, and threatened categories of bird species, together with suggesting conservation proposals. Within the scope of the studies conducted in the limited area over one year, 73 bird species, belonging to 25 families and nine orders were determined. Among the bird species identified, 19 are possible, 16 are probable, and 14 are certainly breeding species for the area; which means that 67% of them have breeding potential in the study area. Among the recorded bird species, there is one globally threatened species, while seven are threatened within Türkiye with many more least concern or data deficient species. Recording the bird diversity of the mountain, together with the existing cultural importance of the area in terms of religious tourism, will help to bring to light the ecotourism potential of the area, and could be used for monitoring the area for conservation plans. Raising awareness of the region's bird diversity, amongthe local people, will offer nature-based tourism opportunities via ornithology in the region.

Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2024/01/8 | Accepted: 2024/03/12

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