International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 5 Issue 2 2014- September 2014    Pages: 464- 471 <<Previous    Next>>

Clutch size and egg dimetrics of House Sparrow Passer domesticus indicus eggs in urban and rural areas of Jammu region

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Rajan Singh, Kapil Dev, Sahi D.N.
P.G. Department of Zoology, University of Jammu,
Jammu-180 006, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

ABSTRACT

Clutch size and egg dimetrics of house sparrow, Passer domesticus indicuswere studied during breeding season from March, 2011 to August 2011 some rural and urban regions of  Jammu, India. Clutch size of House Sparrow revealed variations in rural from minimum 1 to  6 with mean 3.48±0.79 in  Ramban, Chenani  (n=97).The cluch size of 3 was found to be most common (53.60%) followed by cluch size of 4 (31.95%). In urban areas , varitions from minimum 1 to maximum 5 with mean 3.24±0.83 in  Jammu (n=37) .The cluch size of 3 was found to be most common (51.35%) followed by cluch size of 4 (29.72%). Of the total eggs measured (n=46), the average length, breadth, egg volume, egg shape index and egg weight found to be 2.29±0.10 cm (Min. 2.10 cm:Max. 2.46 cm), 1.70±0.09 cm (Min. 1.50 cm : Max. 1.92 cm), 3.26±2.17 cm3(Min. 2.32 cm3 : Max. 4.36 cm3), 74.29±2.17 (Min. 69.55  : Max. 79.75), 2.70±0.13 gm (Min. 2.44 gm :Max. 2.91 gm) respectively.

Keywords: House Sparrow, Clutch size, Eggs diametrics, egg volume, Breeding Season

DOI:10.6088/ijes.2014050100040

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