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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-6  Year-2016          Original Research Articles


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Nesting of Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) in S. R. T. M. University, Nanded and Fields along Asana River at Nanded, Maharashtra, India
Rajesh M. Achegawe, Shivaji P. Chavan*, Priyanka V. Patil and Shashikant H. Tarte
Department of Zoology (Avian Research Division), School of Life Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded – 431606, MS., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is one of the common weaver bird from South-Central states of India. Male construct and display the nests, weave the nest by using locally available grass (Palm Fronds) leaf blade threads of 1.5-2.0 ft. 435 nests/10 km2 were found on 09 plant species of 06 families on total 82 number of host trees. Acasia nilotica, A. karroo trees were mostly used for the nest construction. 90 % was nesting success observed. Nest characters were recorded for the complete and incomplete nests. 90 % was success rate of breeding indicating female population was 392/10 km2, whereas the male population was data deficient. Average number of nests were 5.30/ trees. 100 % nests were left abandoned after completion of breeding. Weavers of all age group found to migrate locally to nearby agriculture fields specially Jowar (Sorghum vulgare) acting as pest. Female was found finisher of nest after pair selection.

Keywords: Baya weaver (P. philippinus), nest,SRTM University, Nanded.
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Rajesh M. Achegawe, Shivaji P. Chavan, Priyanka V. Patil and Shashikant H. Tarte. 2016. Nesting of Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) in S. R. T. M. University, Nanded and Fields along Asana River at Nanded, Maharashtra, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(6): 51-60
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.406.006