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Seasonal dynamics of bird assembly in Cerrado's urban area

Grant number: 23/07626-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2023
Effective date (End): August 31, 2024
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Reginaldo José Donatelli
Grantee:Gustavo Anhaia de Souza
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


The Cerrado is the second largest phytogeographic South America domain, with a rich avifauna of over 800 species. However, over the last decades, it has suffered continuously from deforestation, with its vegetation being replaced for human use. Birds are excellent bioindicators since they have a quick response to fragmentation, and several species have food specificities, besides being organisms of easy detection, either visual or auditory, so the knowledge of the ecological requirements of this group allows us to assess how well preserved a particular region is. Thus, the present study aims to conduct a comparison of the bird assemblage in two Cerradão areas, one urban and the other rural, to verify which stratum occupied by the species is being more affected by anthropogenic alteration; and which would be the feeding category of the most affected birds. Thus, comparative parameters can be established that can be applied and analyzed in other areas of the domain in subsequent studies.

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