Check List 13(1): e19639, doi: 10.15560/13.1.2037
Birds of the Parque Ecológico Lagoa da Fazenda, Sobral, Ceará state, northeastern Brazil
expand article infoAna Carolina Brasileiro, Frede Lima-Araujo§, Jamile Aragão Alcântara§, Alano Sousa Martins Pontes|, José André Neto, Ricardo de Oliveira Tavares, Amanda Souza Silvino, Jeferson Vizentin-Bugoni
‡ Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil§ Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú, Brazil| iversidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú,¶ Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
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Natural areas within cities are important as they contribute to maintain biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems. In Ceará state, inventories of birds in human-impacted areas are still scarce. Here, we inventory bird species and estimate the species richness at Parque Ecológico Lagoa da Fazenda, an urban park in the municipality of Sobral, in northeastern Brazil. We found 82 bird species, of which 16 breed in the area, three are endemics, and three others are introduced. Despite the moderate species richness detected, richness estimators revealed that sampling was sufficient to detect most species. To maintain or even increase local species richness, we suggest the cessation of urban expansion within the park, sewage dumping, and filling of the wetland, as well as further planting of native vegetation.
anthropic avifauna; Brazilian semiarid ecosystems; breeding areas; bird diversity; Caatinga; inventory; species richness