Utilization of Ficus benjamina by Birds at Urban Habitat in Depok

*Dimas Haryo Pradana -  Department of Biology, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
Ani Mardiastuti -  Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism, Bogor, Indonesia
Y Yasman -  Department of Biology, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
Published: 23 Jul 2018.
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Abstract

Most of the research about the relationship of birds and figs were conducted at natural habitat. We conducted a research about this relationship at urban habitat in Depok and specifically studied utilization of Ficus benjamina by birds as feeding and nesting tree.  The objective of our research was to describe the F. benjamina utilization by urban birds in Depok.  Scans sampling and nest counting were used during this study.  Our research shows that F. benjamina was used as feeding tree by most of birds which lives at urban habitat in Depok.  Our research also shows that some birds used this fig species as nesting tree.  

 

Key Words : birds, Ficus benjamina, urban, Java

Keywords
birds, Ficus benjamina, urban, Java

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