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EFFECT OF TREE SPECIES AND SIZE ON THE AVAILABILITY OF NEST CAVITIES OF ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET (Psittacula kramerz) IN CENTRAL PUNJAB, PAKISTAN
Hammad Ahmad Khan 

Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Universily of Agri culture, Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan

Abstract   

Forty tour roostmg sites of Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) located in five districts 01 Central Punjab were sampled for tree composition and location of nest cavities. In all, 5451 cavities were located, with Salmalia malabarica being the dominant (35.21 %) followed by Eucalyptus spp. (16.20%), Terminalia arjuna (10.84%), Dalbergia sisso (7.14%), Cedrella toona (2.32%), Eugenea jambolena (1.46%), Mang indica (1.24%), Jaccaranda mimos?folia (1.15%), Ficus bengalensis (1.01 %), and Eiythrina saberosa (0.40%). All these parakeet roosts consisted of a variety of food items, and it was concluded that the availability of food was a major factor for an overwhelming population in all roosts.

 
 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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