In order to assemble the historical information about the introduced birds reported in the Henri Pittier National Park and its areas of infl uence, an exhaustive literature review was performed based on 50 years of data. The work also reports on the current status of the species involved (established, not established), as well as their relative abundance and the potential threat to ecosystem and agriculture. A total of eight introduced bird species have been recorded in the Henri Pittier National Park. Most species were found still in their introduction stage, except for the Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis and the Rock Dove Columba livia which are fully established. Both species have also been the most abundant introduced birds in the park. With the exception of Cattle Egret, all bird species recorded were introduced by human handle. The Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus, the Java Sparrow Lonchura oryzivora, and the Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus were considered as a potential threat to agriculture since they are considered as pest in their original countries. Systematic population studies will allow us to have better knowledge of the precise status of these species in the future.
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"Aves introducidas en el Parque Nacional Henri Pittier, Venezuela / Introduced Birds to the Henri Pittier National Park, Venezuela,"
Revista Venezolana de Ornitología: Vol. 9
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/rvo/vol9/iss1/7