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Title: Nesting ecology of the spotted munia Lonchura punctulata in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (Southern India)

Creator:

Gokula, Varadhrajan

Date issued/created:

2001

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 36, no. 1 ; Biologia gniazdowania mniszki muszkatowej w rezerwacie Mudumalai (płd. Indie)

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 4 ; P. [1]-5 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish

Abstract:

The nesting period of the Spotted Munia is from July to November, a period with frequent rains. Built of grass, nests (n = 60) were spherical or dome-shaped, with a lateral entrance-hole oriented mainly along the most frequent wind direction. They were mostly built on twigs within the tree canopy, the majority of them on thorny plant species. The mean depth and diameter of the nests were 12.32 cm and 4.18 cm respectively. Nesting activities were shared by both sexes. Four to six eggs were laid. The incubation period in 17 pairs varied from 10 to 15 days. All the nests (n = 60) were situated on four plant species only, the greatest preference being for Toddalia asiatica (50%), followed by Gymnosporia montana (25%) and Acacia chundra (20%). Although 50% of the nests were found on T. asiatica, this plant is a straggler and no nest was built on it if it was not present in association with G. montana. For constructing nests the Spotted Munia selected short and small trees in a microhabitat with low canopy cover.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

36

Issue:

1

Start page:

1

End page:

5

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45278

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257, Vol. 36, No 1 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568, Vol. 36, No 1 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng ; pol

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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