Study on Occupancy Preferences in Artificial Nest Boxes by Common Myna and Indian Ringneck Parakeets on Different Parameters

Vandna Malik, Manpreet Kaur


Wooden nests boxes serves as an important conservational tool for maintaining the declining bird population as they increase and enhance nesting opportunities for a range of birds. The study on artificial nest boxes is done for three different parameters such as colour preference, direction of the nest and once occupied nest by Common myna and Indian ringneck parakeet. Installation of the same size nest boxes of different colours in four different habitats on different tree species in Khalsa College for Women, civil lines, Ludhiana in the year 2015-16 and 2016-17. Over the study period the observations revealed that occupancies in artificial nest boxes by Common myna were higher in green coloured boxes whereas other bright coloured boxes were least occupied by them, the direction of the nest played no significant role on overall occupancy. Indian parrots preferred nest boxes once occupied by common myna at different locations.

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