Contribution to the knowledge of the diet of Iranian birds. - A. Khaleghizadeh, M.E. Sehhatisabet. - Berkut. 15 (1-2). 2006. - P. 145-150.
This article reviewed the diet of 37 species in systematic list, but not species with up to three specimens. The diet studies of birds were mainly conducted by stomach analysis in Iran most of them studied on one/two species, then gut contents survey, chick feeding observation, faecal analysis and dead birds, many direct/indirect observations, video camera recording of parents/nestlings feeding, and pellet analysis of birds of prey in the recent years. Methods with no killing any birds such as pellet, faeces and dead bird analyses are encouraged. We need more multi-disciplinary collaborations to develop the diet studies in the future. [English].
Key words: Iran, ecology, feeding, diet.
Address: A. Khaleghizadeh, Ornithology Laboratory, Agricultural Zoology Research Department, Iranian Research Institute for Plant Protection, PO Box 1454, Tehran 19395, Iran; e-mail: