The birds of Kurdistan Province, western Iran

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Fatah Zarei
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5552-4301
Seyed Naseh Hosseini
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6510-5047
Ridha Hassan Hussein
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1475-5917
Jalal Pezeshk
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1351-3185
Mariwan Rahim
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2593-3061
Loghman Maleki
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2789-4580

Abstract

A checklist of the birds of Kurdistan Province, western Iran, is presented based on records of avian species whose presence was confirmed in the area as a result of field surveys conducted from 2010 to 2018, literature review, and personal communications from researchers.  This edition of the checklist includes 310 species of 23 orders and 59 families.  Accepted English names, scientific names, authority, remarks on taxonomy, status, habitat, vernacular names in Kurdish, and conservation status pertaining to the birds of this region are given.  Our work comprises the first ornithological document to cover all the bird species recorded to date in this province.

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Zarei, F., Hosseini, S.N., Hussein, R.H., Pezeshk, J., Rahim, M. and Maleki, L. 2018. The birds of Kurdistan Province, western Iran. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 14 (Dec. 2018), 12859–12906. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4235.10.14.12859-12906.
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Fatah Zarei, Zoology Section, Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran

  • PhD Candidate of Systematic Zoology, Shiraz University, Iran.
  • Member of biology society of Iran.
  • Member of ichtyology society of Iran.
  • Member of genetic society of Iran.

    Fatah Zarei is currently a PhD student of Systematic Zoology at Shiraz University. He has completed his MSc in Molecular Systematics at Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran. The general area of his interest is Molecular Ecology and Phylogeography, but he has been studying the diversity and distribution of birds of Kurdistan for several years. 

 

 

Seyed Naseh Hosseini, Zarivar Bird Records Group Bureau, Chya Green Association, Marivan 6671915640, Iran; and Kurdistan Provincial Representatives, Iran Bird Records Committee (IBRC), Tehran, Iran

  • Professional birdwatcher and conservation biologist
  • Seyed Naseh Hosseini is a professional birdwatcher at Chya Green Association and the provincial representative of Kurdistan at Iran Bird Records Committee (IBRC). 

Ridha Hassan Hussein, Department of Biology, School of Science, University of Sulaimani, As Sulaymaniyah, P.O.Box 334 Sulaimani, Iraq

  • President of University of Sulaimani (or Sulaymaniyah)
  • Assistant professor of Zoology
  • Dr. Ridha Hassan Hussein is an Assistant Professor of Zoology at University of Sulaimani, and currently, the president of university.

Jalal Pezeshk, Zarivar Bird Records Group Bureau, Chya Green Association, Marivan 6671915640, Iran

  • Professional birdwatcher and conservation biologist
  • Jalal Pezeshk is a local birdwatcher and wildlife photographer at Chya Green Association. 

Mariwan Rahim, Sulaimani Directorate of Environment, As Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

  • Biologist/ Ecologist in Environment Directorate of Sulaimani
  • Junior Ornithologist/ Field Researcher, Nature Iraq Organization, Ornithology Iraq, As SulaymÄnÄ«yah, As SulaymÄnÄ«yah
  • MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation, United Kingdom · Norwich, England
  • Mariwan Rahim received his MSc degree in Applied Ecology and Conservation from University of East Anglia, UK. Currently, he is an ecologist and wildlife expert at Sulaimani Directorate of Environment. 

Loghman Maleki, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj 66177-15175, Iran

  • Assistant professor of Zoology
  • Dr. Loghman Maleki is an Assistant Professor of Systematic Zoology at University of Kurdistan.

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