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International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Year : 2021 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 128-131

doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5068088

Rare sightings of red wattled lapwing parental care in an arid town of Rajasthan

Anita Jhajhria

Received on: 04/26/2021

Revised on: 05/18/2021

Accepted on: 05/21/2021

Published on: 06/30/2021

  • Anita Jhajhria( 2021).

    Rare sightings of red wattled lapwing parental care in an arid town of Rajasthan

    . International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences, 6( 3), 128-131.

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Abstract

The observation on parental behavior of Red Wattle Lapwing was observed during March -April 2021 in Vrindavan Nagar of Sikar nearby a small pool. Clutch size of 2 eggs was recorded in the ground nest. The hatching success   was 100 % .The bird shows meticulous parental care by protecting her eggs and hatchlings. As the eggs are laid on the ground both the parent Lapwings are vigilant day and night. They constantly make alarm noises at a higher pitch and a soft sound for guiding the hatchlings. Behavior of both the parents was observed during protecting and imprinting hatchlings. The present study focuses on the need to conserve the Red Wattle Lapwing biodiversity so that the ecological balance is maintained and bird ecotourism is boosted in Sikar.

Keywords

Hatchling, Parental Care, Biodiversity, Red Wattled Lapwing.