Volume : VIII, Issue : VIII, August - 2019

Nesting behavior of Painted Stork (Mycteria Leucocephala) at Navsari Railway Station, Navsari district, Gujarat

Dr. Namrata Rajesh Umrigar

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The Painted stork is long legged wader bird belonging to Ciconiidae family. Study was carried out on nesting behavior of painted stork (Mycteria Leucocephala) at Navsari Railway Station, Navsari district, Gujarat, India from January 2016 to December 2016. Painted stork visited this site every year during eeding season only so they are called Residential migratory birds and this species fall into Near Threatened category according to IUCN status. Total 24-26 nests were observed during the study. Both male and female performed equal duty during nest construction and to feed young ones. Incubation period was noted about 29 – 34 days and fledging period was recorded up to two months after hatching. Though there were varieties of anthropogenic activities at the study site, but still this was best eeding site for Painted stork. So it is necessary to take steps towards the conservation of such diversified habitat.

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NESTING BEHAVIOR OF PAINTED STORK (MYCTERIA LEUCOCEPHALA) AT NAVSARI RAILWAY STATION, NAVSARI DISTRICT, GUJARAT, Dr. Namrata Rajesh Umrigar GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-8 | Issue-8 | August-2019


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