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Preferential nesting trees of some common birds of district Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir (UT), India

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Bioscience, RIMT University, Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, GGM Science College Jammu, J&K, India
  • 3Zoology Department, Govt. Degree College Paloura, Jammu, J&K, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 13, Issue (1), Pages 28-36, January,22 (2024)


The present study was carried out to find the nesting preference of some common bird species in relation to the common trees at the study area. Nesting pattern of 29 different bird species was observed on 32 trees/plants species. Selection of nesting site, nest characteristics were monitored and studied. Total of 384 nests, maximum nests 73 on Bottlebrush plant, 34 on Fishtail Palm, 29 on Kainth tree, 27 on Mango tree, 23 each on Tooni tree and Kikar tree, 21 on Jamun tree, 17 on Sheesham tree, 13 on Banyan tree, 11 each on Simbal, Eucalyptus tree and Pulai tree and 10 on Mulberry were found. Out of 32 nesting tree Mangifera indica, Toona ciliate, Ficus benghalensis, Pyrus pashia, Acacia catechu, Morus alba, Psidium guajava, Ficus religiosa, Bombax ceiba, Neolamarckia cadamba, Melia azedarach, Acacia modesta were found to be the most preferred nesting site by different avifaunal species.


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