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Effect of Urbanization on Nest building behavior of Columba livia domestica Gmelin, 1789

Author Affiliations

  • 1Aquatic Ecology and Biodiversity Research Lab, Department of Zoology, Manikya Lal Verma Government College Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 1-5, June,22 (2016)

Abstract

The process of urbanization has varied impacts on inhabiting population of birds because of habitat fragmentation and availability of nest building material being used. In this study the nest building behavior of Columba livia Gmelin, 1789 was monitored from nest site selection to chick being fledged. Urbanization changes original habitat and reduce available areas for breeding and other related activities like nest site selection and choice of nest building material. This leads to use of unusual nest material and increase the nestling mortality.

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