Sanyogita R Verma*, Pramod R Chaudhari and Shubhum D Chapekar
Department of Zoology, Anand Niketan College Anandwan, Warora District, Chandrapur Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Sanyogita R Verma, Department of Zoology, Anand Niketan College Anandwan, Warora District Chandrapur Maharashtra, India..
Received: February 24, 2022; Published: April 11, 2022
Baya weaves its strong nest skillfully with such a design that the predator cannot encroach in it. The current study narrates the observations on the environmental impact on floral preferences of Baya Weaver birds (Ploceusphilippinus) for nest building. Baya weaver birds prefer specific trees to build nests such as the Palm Tree (Borassusflabellifer), Coconut Tree (Cocos nucifera), and Palash Tree (Butea monosperma) which are tall with needle tipped leaves or with thorns on stems and branches, which protect from predators as well as substrates for nest construction. It was also recorded that the tiny bird also constructs its nest on Nilgiri tree (Eucalyptus sp.), VilayatiShami tree (Prosopissp.) and Babhul tree (Acacia nilotica), Ber tree (Ziziphus zuzuba), Palash (Butea monosperma). The bird showed change in its preference for trees for nesting and nesting activities in different years as per changed environmental conditions and availability of food niche. The study was conducted for one month in each year from 2019-2021. It is desirable that detailed study need to be conducted on the ecology and biology of Baya bird in different ecological set ups and on the Conservation of this beautiful bird in the concrete jungles of suburban areas and townships on priority.
Keywords: Baya Weaver; Nesting; Ecology; Preferences; Suitable trees
Citation: Sanyogita R Verma., et al. “Floral Preferences of Baya Weaver Nesting".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.5 (2022): 45-47.
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