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International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Year : 2022 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 9-13

doi: https://doi.org/10.55126/ijzab.2022.v07.i04.003

Population and distribution status of jungle babbler (Turdoides striata) at Chaudhary Charan Singh University campus, Meerut (U.P)

Preeti Adhana, Kalpana singh and Vandana Garg

Received on: 2022-06-09

Revised on: 06/23/2022

Accepted on: 07/20/2022

Published on: 07/26/2022

  • Preeti Adhana, Kalpana singh and Vandana Garg ( 2022).

    Population and distribution status of jungle babbler (Turdoides striata) at Chaudhary Charan Singh University campus, Meerut (U.P)

    . International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences, 7( 4), 9-13.

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Abstract

In the past, the jungle babbler (Turdoides striata), a species of endemic avian species in India, was referred to as the 'seven sisters' since it forms groups of 2-20 individuals. To begin the fieldwork, about 222 acres covering the area of the university campus were divided into three major habitat types: open scrub, dry deciduous, and urbanized. During the survey of jungle babblers, we monitored their nests. We recorded more than 118 nests and found additional evidence of nesting in the park. The trees like neem and Ashok possessed nests at a height of approximately 1.53 meters to 5.27 meters. Most of the birds were native of our sites as Departmental area, Freedom Fighter Matadeen Valmiki Tapowan, Sir Chhotu Ram Institute of Engineering & Technology and Agriculture Field. The maximum group size was 7 of jungle babbler in particular sites and the minimum group size was 5 of jungle babbler on line transect. Data of habitat variables were also collected at the particular sites of jungle babbler sighted on point count and line transect method and population of jungle babbler were estimated by total count.

Keywords

Jungle babbler, Population distribution, Habitat, Point Count Method, Line Transect Method.