International Journal of Zoology Studies

International Journal of Zoology Studies


International Journal of Zoology Studies
International Journal of Zoology Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2021)

Studies on abnormal nests of baya weaver bird Ploceus philippinus in different zones of Shivamogga district, Karnataka


Naveed Ahamed, Dayananda GY, Naik KL

Baya weavers build nests and love to live in colonies. It is named for the construction of elongated inverted bottle shaped nest. An attempt was made to study abnormal nests of baya weaver bird Ploceus philippinus in different zones of Shivamogga district, Karnataka. The study was carried out from August 2019 to July 2020 and the detail nests data was obtained using direct count method. A total of 56 abnormal nests were observed in four different zones, of which 10 (11.36%) in zone-1, 13 (13.40%) in zone-2, 27 (15.34%) in zone -3 and 6 (5.61%) in zone-4 respectively. These 56 abnormal nests were broadly classified into simple and mixed abnormal nests which belong to 8 different types namely stalk-less nests (4), multi-stalk nests (3), wide-stalk nests (15), chained nests (1), fused nests (2), pseudo bistoreyed nests (9), bistoreyed nests (20), and crown shaped nests (2). It is clear that there was a trend towards building of pseudobistoreyed nests, bistoreyed nests followed by wide stalked nests.
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Naveed Ahamed, Dayananda GY, Naik KL. Studies on abnormal nests of baya weaver bird Ploceus philippinus in different zones of Shivamogga district, Karnataka. International Journal of Zoology Studies, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 28-30
International Journal of Zoology Studies