Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Preferences of artificial nest boxes with square opening over the round opening by Common myna
Author(s): Manpreet Kaur, Vandna Malik
Abstract: Wooden nests serves as an important conservational tool for maintaining the population of the hollow-dependent fauna. Common myna occupied artificial nest boxes located in four different habitats i.e A- near Principal’s office, B-near Registrar’s office, C-canteen side and D- Back side of college near Khalsa Dewan of Khalsa College for women, civil lines, ldh in the year 2015 and 2016. The boxes installed varied in entrance diameter with square and round openings, height above ground, and orientation. Over the study period the observations revealed that occupancies of Common myna were higher at the site with boxes with Square entrances whereas round entrance boxes were least occupied by them.