Patterns of Species Richness and Abundance in Badingilo National Park in South Sudan


  • Thomas Francis Lado University of Juba, College of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies, Department of Wildlife Science, P. O. Box 82, Juba, South Sudan
  • David Gwolo Phanuel Mogga University of Juba, College of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies, Department of Wildlife Science, P. O. Box 82, Juba, South Sudan
  • Richard Angelo Lado Benjamin University of Juba, College of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies, Department of Wildlife Science, P. O. Box 82, Juba, South Sudan



The study was carried out to determine patterns of birds’ species richness, alpha and beta diversities; and abundance in Badingilo national park using a 10 m fixed-radius point count method. A total of 2670 individuals were recorded from 182 points in the park. The highest expected number of species (Jack1 estimator) was observed in the Riverine habitat and least was in the Agriculture and Human settlement habitat type. The total number of species observed in the park was 63; however Jack1 estimator indicated that there were 68 species in the park. The majority of the birds observed during the study were resident species, few migratory and Palaearctic bird species. Few birds observed in the park were abundant. The most abundant species was the village weaver (381 individuals), and the rarest species were black-bellied bustard, barn owl, black scimitar bill and tree pipit (one individual each).


Habitat types, Jack1 estimator, Rarefaction curves, Rank abundance curves, South Sudan


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