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Issue:ISSN 1000-7083
          CN 51-1193/Q
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Breeding Birds Diversity in the Bayinbuluke National Nature Reserve of Xinjiang, China
Author of the article:TONG Yuping, XU Feng, CUI Peng, WEN Cuihua,
Author's Workplace:1Key Laboratory of Biogeography and Bioresource in Arid Land, Xinjiang Institue of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China; 2Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, State Environmental Key Laboratory on Biosafety, Nanjing 210042, China; 3University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Key Words:Bayinbuluke National Nature Reserve, breeding, diversity, water birds, raptors, grassland
Abstract:We surveyed the breeding bird diversity in Bayinbuluke National Nature Reserve in May and June, 2014~2016. The Bayinbuluke national nature reserve (BNNR) is famous for its key role to the breeding water birds such as Cygnus cygnus, Grus grus, and Anser indicus. Meanwhile BNNR is the first nature reserve for protecting the Cygnus cygnus in China. From 2014 to 2016, we surveyed the BNNR twice a year, and totally recorded 61 species of birds belonged to 11 genera, 24 families, and 47 orders. Among them, the Ciconia nigra was the category I national protected animals. Seven species including Cygnus cygnus, Grus grus, Anthropoides virgo, Falco subbuteo, Aquila nipalensis, Milvus migrans, and Gyps himalayensis were of category II of national protected animals. Water birds such as Cygnus cygnus, Tadorna ferruginea, and Tringa totanus, and grassland birds such as Eremophila alpestris, Oenanthe oenanthe, and Carduelis flavirostris were dominant species in BNNR.
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