Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences
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ISSN: 2319–5584

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Abstract

Studies on Helmeted Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris - L) Population with reference to Fragmented Micro Habitats in Gondar Woreda of Ethiopia

Ashenafi Tamrat & C. Subramanian

This study was conducted from three fragmented micro habitats in Gondar woreda viz., Gendma, Mankura and Genfokuch mountains during rainy and post rainy seasons of the year 2011. The results of this study shows difference in monthly and seasonal variations in wild helmeted guinea fowls population. The overall maximum density per hectare (7.14 ± 1.96) was recorded from Mankura mountain and the minimum density per hectare (2.02 ± 0.51) was recorded from Gendma mountain. The results of monthly density vary between the three mountains. In Gendma mountain it peaks during the month of October and falls during November. In Mankura mountain the highest and lowest density was observed during the month of December and July respectively. The density of guinea fowls in Genfokuch mountain was highest during the month of November and lowest during July. The seasonal variations also found in wild fowls during this study period, the maximum density per hectare was recorded from the Mankura mountain for both the seasons i.e. 5.74 ± 0.95 and 8.54 ± 1.70 during rainy and post rainy seasons respectively. The minimum density was recorded from the mountain Gendma for both the seasons i.e. 2.13 ± 0.30 and 1.91 ± 0.72 for rainy and post rainy seasons respectively.

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