Azraq Wetland Reserve
Basic information
Sample name: Azraq Wetland Reserve

Reference: K. Stepniewska, A. El-Hallah, and P. Busse. 2011. Migration dynamics and directional preferences of passerine migrants in Azraq (E Jordan) in spring 2008. Ring 33(1-2):3-25 [ER 783]
Country: Jordan

Coordinate: 31° 50' N, 36° 49' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "100 km to the east of the capital of Amman"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 25.9
CMT: 8.3
MAP: 245.0
Habitat comments: an oasis including "reedbeds and a dry area with tamarisks (Tamarix sp.) and nitre bushes (Nitraria billardierei)"
climate data based on station 4027 (Amman)
Life forms: birds
Sampling methods: mist nets
Sample size: 2765
Years: 2008
Days: 42
Nets or traps: 41
Net or trap nights: 1722
Sampling comments: nets were open from "dawn" until 5 PM with a one-hour break
Sample: 1128
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-08-30 10:13:58
Modified: 2014-08-30 10:13:58
Abundance distribution
64 species
13 singletons
total count 2765
extrapolated richness: 81.2
Fisher's α: 11.702
geometric series k: 0.9042
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8755
Shannon's H: 2.6287
Good's u: 0.9953
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Acrocephalus scirpaceus57012.3 g insectivore
Phylloscopus collybita5358.3 g insectivore
Sylvia curruca4883.4 g insectivore
Sylvia atricapilla22216.7 g frugivore-insectivore
Hirundo rustica1232.1 g insectivore
Phoenicurus phoenicurus8414.7 g
Passer domesticus834.9 g granivore
Lanius collurio82 carnivore
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus683.5 g insectivore
Riparia riparia523.4 g insectivore
Phylloscopus trochilus418.7 g insectivore
Sylvia communis3915.1 g insectivore
Luscinia megarhynchos382.8 g insectivore
Jynx torquilla326.0 g insectivore
Luscinia svecica322.5 g insectivore
Acrocephalus arundinaceus3130.0 g insectivore
Passer hispaniolensis2724.2 g
Phylloscopus orientalis168.5 g
Acrocephalus palustris1411.5 g insectivore
Luscinia luscinia1423.8 g
Pycnonotus leucotos14
Lanius nubicus12
Iduna pallida10
Sylvia crassirostris9
Sylvia melanocephala811.7 g insectivore
Sylvia nisoria822.5 g
Turdus philomelos868.9 g frugivore
Cercotrichas galactotes720.3 g
Locustella luscinioides73.7 g
Lanius senator6 carnivore
Muscicapa striata615.9 g insectivore
Saxicola rubetra616.6 g insectivore
Cettia cetti515.2 g insectivore
Lanius isabellinus/phoenicuroides5
Oenanthe oenanthe55.5 g insectivore
Saxicola maura5
Irania gutturalis421.6 g
Otus scops492.0 g carnivore
Turdus merula49.7 g insectivore-frugivore
Erithacus rubecula317.7 g insectivore-frugivore
Sylvia borin318.2 g frugivore-insectivore
Sylvia cantillans39.6 g insectivore
Sylvia rueppeli3
Anthus trivialis221.7 g insectivore
Buteo buteo224.0 g carnivore
Cecropis daurica2
Oenanthe hispanica216.4 g
Phylloscopus sibilatrix29.2 g insectivore
Remiz pendulinus29.3 g insectivore
Streptopelia senegalensis28.2 g frugivore-granivore
Upupa epops28.6 g insectivore
Accipiter brevipes1168 g
Acrocephalus melanopogon110.9 g
Alcedo atthis16.0 g carnivore
Anthus campestris123.0 g
Ficedula hypoleuca112.2 g insectivore-frugivore
Hippolais icterina113.2 g insectivore
Ixobrychus minutus110.9 g
Oenanthe cypriaca1
Oenanthe isabellina129.4 g insectivore
Phoenicurus ochruros116.5 g
Rhodospiza obsoleta1
Saxicola rubicola12.0 g insectivore
Streptopelia decaocto1152 g granivore