Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 7(6): 474-479
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Maman Rumanta1, Henderina Lelloltery2, Rony Marsyal Kunda3*, Pieter Kakisina3

1Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Terbuka, Pamulang, Indonesia; 2Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Pattimura, Ambon, Indonesia; 3Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Universitas Pattimura, Ambon, Indonesia.

Abstract | Maluku is known by the nickname “The Spice Island”. This nickname is given based on the Maluku geo-evolution process derived from the Indo-Australian plates with the abundant distribution and composition of flora and fauna. Manusela National Park (MNP) is a tropical rainforest located on the Seram island. Maluku Province based on the distribution of biogeography categorized in the Wallacea zone that has high species endemicity, one of which is Salmon-Crested Cockatoo (C. moluccensis). This study aims to identify the species of trees that serve as feedsources and nesting places from Salmon-Crested Cockatoo (C. moluccensis) as Seram endemic species in MNP. This ecological information is very important for designing strategies and development of appropriate in-situ conservation units for the sustainability of these wildlife in their natural habitat. This study was conducted for one month, from November to December 2017 in MNP. The results of this study indicate that found fives species of spermatophyta trees that serves as feed sources and Fours species that serve as nesting places of C. moluccensis. The trees species that serve as feed sources include C. vulgare, E. rumphii, H. globularia, C. soulattri, and Callamus sp. while which serves as nesting places such as T. copelandii, N. moluccana, O. sumatrana, and P. goajava.

Keywords | Feed sources, Nesting places, Manusela National Park, Seram island