International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2017, Vol. 4 Issue 6, Part A
Nest characters, nesting success and parental care in some birds at Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra
Syeda Gulrez, Shivaji P Chavan, Dipak Puri and Shivaji Poul
Nest is one of the essential need for nidicolous species of birds having altrical youngs. It is especially used for breeding and parental care. Nest characters of some Passerine bird species were examined and resource utilization for the purpose was correlated. The nesting success in S. R. T. M. University, Nanded Maharashtra was in the range of 0.42 % to 1.64 % in four different areas. Overall nesting success was 5.56 % in 650 acres area which is quite higher than earlier studies mainly in forest areas in India. This study was limited to specific types of nests rather than common nests of Baya weaver (Plocius phillippinus
) abundantly found in the region. The birds use easily available material from the nesting site to construct nest this also implies the non availability of material is limiting factor for the nesting in birds which was found in Area 3 of the selected site. Starting from nesting, egg laying to fledging three species of birds Red vented Bulbul, Spotted Dove and Tailor Bird has different nesting cycles in the summer season from month of March to April. The Red vented Bulbul represent highest parental care amongst the other studied species. The human movement favours the nesting as an obstacle for predators but less resource to less and moderate tree covered in relation to available land limits the nesting in Passerine birds.
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Syeda Gulrez, Shivaji P Chavan, Dipak Puri and Shivaji Poul. Nest characters, nesting success and parental care in some birds at Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2017;4(6):11-19.