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Volume 11 | Number 2 | November 2022 v11i2.288 volume 11 number 2 low


Volume 11 | Number 2 | November 2022
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ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 9 March 2022
Accepted date: 29 October 2022
Published date: 22 November 2022
Pp. 103–106, Pl. 33.

Nest fidelity of purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) on communal webs of a spider

P. Selvaraj* & S. Kamalanathan
*Corresponding author. E-mail: prachemist@gmail.com

Nest predation is a major cause of avian breeding failure and parent birds adopt various anti-nest predation strategies to increase the survival rate of offspring. Purple sunbird uses snake moults as nest-building material, which could be a tactic to avoid predation of eggs and hatchlings inside the nest.

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