Feeding Rate and Success Rate of Foraging Waders in Tropical Intertidal Areas

Norazlimi, Nor Atiqah and Ramli, Rosli and Hasmi, Nur Atirah (2020) Feeding Rate and Success Rate of Foraging Waders in Tropical Intertidal Areas. JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES, 1 (1). pp. 37-42. ISSN 2229-838X

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A serious deduction in waders population worldwide has led to several study on ecology of waders in their stop-over migratory routes. Extensive study on wader’s habitat used especially on their feeding ground is needed to establish a framework that channels to the conservation of waders species. Therefore, this study was aimed to determine the feeding and success rates of foraging in selected species of waders at Jeram and Remis Beaches of Selangor, Malaysia. Direct observation techniques were used in this study. Kruskal-Wallis Analysis test shows that there was significant difference in feeding rates (H= 139.58, p < 0.001) and success rates between the species (H = 11.18, p = 0.011). Pairwise comparisons analysis proved that the differences of feeding rates occurred between Little heron and Lesser adjutant (z = 107.39, p < 0.0001); Little heron and Whimbrel (z = -159.31, p < 0.001); and Lesser adjutant and Common Redshank (z = 80.3, p < 0.001). Meanwhile, Mann-Whitney test shows that the differences lie between Little heron and Common redshank (W = 5743, p = 0.0114) and also between Lesser adjutant and Common redshank (W = 9353, p = 0.012). Spearman correlation shows that a significant correlation was found between both feeding and success rates (R = -0.293, p < 0.001). This study concluded that the feeding rates and success rates were differed between different species of waders utilizing similar feeding ground due to the differences in foraging techniques used while foraging.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shorebirds, feeding rates, success rates, foraging techniques, tropical mudflats
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS2284-2288 Animal feeds and feed mills. Pet food industry
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technology and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Mr. Shahrul Ahmad Bakri
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 01:58
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 01:58
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6682

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