Preliminary range-wide surveys of the heavily traded Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula venerata.

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    • Publication Year:
      2018
    • Abstract:
      The recently split but poorly known Endangered Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula venerata is heavily traded throughout its range in the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, and, as a hole-nester, may be particularly sensitive to habitat degradation. We undertook a range-wide survey of the species, as a by-product of visits to potential sites for the Critically Endangered Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphured, involving interviews with stakeholders and short field surveys recording simple encounter rates. Mynas were absent from the majority of the landscape on the seven islands visited--Sumbawa, Moyo, Flores, Adonara, Lembata, Pantar and Alor--but were known or strongly expected to occur at 41 of 71 sites surveyed. Encounter rates were, however, low at almost every site (0.14/hour over 137 hours spent in potentially suitable habitat) and generally matched local perceptions of both rarity and decline--'rare' or 'uncommon' in 28 of 41 locations. Mynas tended to be associated with the more remote areas of cultivated land, forest borders and degraded forest. Most worrying was that trapping of mynas occurred at a minimum 27 of 41 sites, with the main trapping method being the systematic taking of chicks from known nest-holes. The persistent taking of chicks is probably unsustainable, seriously reducing recruitment into the population. Mynas currently fetch around US$15-35, and are most often either kept locally as pets or exported by sea to other Indonesian islands. Its IUCN Red List category should probably remain Endangered, but dedicated ecological and population workon the species should be initiated immediately. With appropriate knowledge of the species's status, and with modest funding and sufficient effort given to local public awareness and law enforcement initiatives, protection of remaining populations might be within reach. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      09501746
    • Accession Number:
      139374851
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      REULEAUX, A. et al. Preliminary range-wide surveys of the heavily traded Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula venerata. Forktail, [s. l.], n. 34, p. 29–34, 2018. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=139374851. Acesso em: 30 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      REULEAUX A, COLLAR NJ, SIREGAR BA, MARDIASTUTI A, MARSDEN SJ. Preliminary range-wide surveys of the heavily traded Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula venerata. Forktail. 2018;(34):29-34. Accessed September 30, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=139374851
    • APA:
      REULEAUX, A., COLLAR, N. J., SIREGAR, B. A., MARDIASTUTI, A., & MARSDEN, S. J. (2018). Preliminary range-wide surveys of the heavily traded Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula venerata. Forktail, 34, 29–34.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      REULEAUX, ANNA, NIGEL J. COLLAR, BENNY A. SIREGAR, ANI MARDIASTUTI, and STUART J. MARSDEN. 2018. “Preliminary Range-Wide Surveys of the Heavily Traded Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula Venerata.” Forktail, no. 34 (August): 29–34. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=139374851.
    • Harvard:
      REULEAUX, A. et al. (2018) ‘Preliminary range-wide surveys of the heavily traded Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula venerata’, Forktail, (34), pp. 29–34. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=139374851 (Accessed: 30 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      REULEAUX, A, COLLAR, NJ, SIREGAR, BA, MARDIASTUTI, A & MARSDEN, SJ 2018, ‘Preliminary range-wide surveys of the heavily traded Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula venerata’, Forktail, no. 34, pp. 29–34, viewed 30 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      REULEAUX, ANNA, et al. “Preliminary Range-Wide Surveys of the Heavily Traded Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula Venerata.” Forktail, no. 34, Aug. 2018, pp. 29–34. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=139374851.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      REULEAUX, ANNA, NIGEL J. COLLAR, BENNY A. SIREGAR, ANI MARDIASTUTI, and STUART J. MARSDEN. “Preliminary Range-Wide Surveys of the Heavily Traded Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula Venerata.” Forktail, no. 34 (August 2018): 29–34. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=139374851.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      REULEAUX A, COLLAR NJ, SIREGAR BA, MARDIASTUTI A, MARSDEN SJ. Preliminary range-wide surveys of the heavily traded Tenggara Hill Myna Gracula venerata. Forktail [Internet]. 2018 Aug [cited 2020 Sep 30];(34):29–34. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edo&AN=139374851