The comparative analysis of avifauna in four urban parks in Zagreb

Čulina, Antica (2008) The comparative analysis of avifauna in four urban parks in Zagreb. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Bird communities were investigated in four urban parks in Zagreb during 2007. The study intends to asses the composition and diversity of bird communities in the parks and to establish the relationship between characteristics of ornithofauna and park characteristics. The results should help asses the importance of these areas in the conservation and promotion of bird populations in Zagreb and to address guidelines for park management. Each park was visited two times monthly during the breeding season and once monthly during the rest of the year. The mapping method was used for bird recording and for assessing territories. The park variables were calculated using the data from Zrinjevac d.o.o. A total of 45 bird species were observed. The number of breeding bird species that had a nest in a park was 24 and the number of species that had at least a part of the territory in a park was 27. A total of 24 wintering bird species was recorded. Omnivorous species were dominant during the breeding season as well as during the winter. Among the breeding species that had a nest in a park the canopy nesting species were dominant. Species nesting on artificial structures were dominant among the breeding birds with at least one part of the territory within a park. 13 park variables were correlated with leastwise one ornithofauna variable. The 57 variables of ornithofauna were related to at least one park variable. Omnivorous birds correlated positively with the proportion of the built up areas and human disturbance. These two park variables were negatively correlated with other bird groups. Vegetation variables correlated positively with the species richness and diversity of all bird groups except omnivorous.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: urban parks, ornithofauna, comparative analysis
Supervisor: Dolenec, Zdravko
Date: 2008
Number of Pages: 62
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2014 09:33
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 09:33

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