Kim W.-B.,Folklore and Natural History MuseumJeju Special Self Governing Province |
Jin S.-D.,Natural Research Team |
Yu J.-P.,Natural Research Team |
Paik I.-H.,Natural Research Team |
And 2 more authors.
Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity | Year: 2014
This study was conducted to survey the status of birds in islands off the west coast of Seogwipo City - Beomseom, Hyeongjeseom, Marado, and Gapado islands - in May and September 2013, as a part of the joint research of the Korean Biodiversity Consortium. As a result, 56 species were observed in those four islands: 167 individuals of 15 species on Beomseom, 79 individuals of 13 species on Hyeongjeseom, 193 individuals of 21 species on Gapado, and 354 individuals of 42 species on Marado; where seven threatened birds were confirmed to inhabit there. Apus pacificus is dominant on Beomseom, Hyeongjeseom, and Marado while Passer montanus is dominant on Gapado. Species diversity was highest on Marado (2.54) which was followed by Gapado and Beomseom (1.99) and Hyeongjeseom (1.82). These findings will be used as valuable data to protect the biota of the islands off Seogwipo including Beomseom that was a state-designated natural reserve. Copyright © 2014 National Science Museum of Korea (NSMK) and Korea National Arboretum (KNA).