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A comparison of point counts with a new acoustic sampling method: a case study of a bird community from the montane forests of Mount Cameroon

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    0447552 - ÚBO 2016 RIV ZA eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Sedláček, O. - Vokurková, J. - Ferenc, M. - Djomo Nana, E. - Albrecht, Tomáš - Hořák, D.
    A comparison of point counts with a new acoustic sampling method: a case study of a bird community from the montane forests of Mount Cameroon.
    Ostrich. Roč. 86, č. 3 (2015), s. 213-220. ISSN 0030-6525
    Grant CEP: GA ČR(CZ) GAP505/11/1617
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:68081766
    Klíčová slova: abundance * automatic recording units * montane forest * point count * species richness * species turnover
    Kód oboru RIV: EG - Zoologie
    Impakt faktor: 0.418, rok: 2015

    Acoustic signals are frequently used for estimating avian species richness, abundance and community composition. However, sampling by traditional methods of bird surveys is often limited by availability of experienced researchers in the field, especially in the tropics. New bioacoustic approaches offer some solutions to such limitations and provide opportunities for more extensive spatial and temporal sampling. In our study, we compared results of traditional point counts with simultaneous acoustic samples obtained by automated soundscape recording units in the montane forest of Mount Cameroon. We showed that the estimates of species richness, abundance and community composition based on point counts and post-hoc laboratory listening to acoustic samples are very similar, especially for a distance limited up to 50 m. Species that were frequently missed during both point counts and listening to acoustic samples were typically those with relatively quiet songs. Abundances were rather underestimated by listening to acoustic samples in the most abundant species, including those occurring in flocks and species with low singing activity. Despite some possible biases, we demonstrated that the method based on listening to acoustic samples is relatively effective and offers a useful alternative approach for surveying Afromontane bird communities.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0249361