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POLLACK VELASQUEZ, Luis E et al. Wild birds associated with the urban flora of Trujillo District, La Libertad Region, Peru, 2016-2017. Arnaldoa [online]. 2018, vol.25, n.1, pp.241-272. ISSN 1815-8242.

In parks and green areas of the district of Trujillo we can watch diverse birds of wild origin. Before its foundation, Trujillo was a carob forest, a situation that changed with the pass of the years. The obtaining of firewood and coal as an energy source, the change of land use for intensive agriculture and disorganized urbanism were the cause of its destruction, without considering the approach of sustainable cities over time. In order to assess the presence of wild birds associated with the flora and the urban environment, we conducted visits through thirty parks in the district of Trujillo and green areas of some public institutions. Using the method of sampling by points, in each green area, and according to the size, five observation points were defined by park, in which we stayed for 10 minutes, making the auditory and photographic record of the species; and of the flora related to the ornithofauna according to their way of life (herbs, shrubs, vines, climbers and trees). A total of 47 bird species were recorded, as well as 224 species of plants used as ornamentals, including 28 native ones, mainly herbs, shrubs and trees, which in one way or another, the birds find favorable conditions for feeding, resting and nesting. The varied existing flora allows the presence of birds from different communities, constituting a recreational attraction for people; we suggest to promote the planting of native species and their conservation

Keywords : wild birds; urban flora; adaptation; Trujillo.

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