Abstract View

Author(s): Shrutika Kankariya, Arati Singh, Atanu Kumar Pati and Arti Parganiha

Email(s): arti.parganiha@gmail.com

Address: School of Life Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492010, Chhattisgarh, India

Published In:   Volume - 27,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2014

DOI: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
There is complete lack of information on roosting behavior of the house swift, Apus affinis native to Chhattisgarh. Therefore, we studied the roosting behavior (exit and entry patterns from/to its roosting site) of the house swift. Attempts were also made to ascertain the modulatory role of environmental factors. We monitored the exit and entry timings of the house swift in the roosting site located on the busiest commercial area of Raipur city, India, for eight consecutive days, every month over a period of two years. The exit and entry timings showed positive relationship with the sunrise and sunset, respectively. The house swift exited tater and entered earlier in winter as compared with summer and monsoon seasons. A significant negative correlation between exit time and morning ambient temperature, and positive correlation between entry time and evening temperature was witnessed. Unlike exit time, the entry time was negatively associated with the humidity. The emry time was also associated with light intensity. In summary, we conclude that various environmental factors, viz., sunrise time, sunset time, temperature, humidity and light intensity are likely to produce statistically significant effect on roosting behavior of the house swift. This study is, however, inadequate to answer the following questions: (1) how the first bird of the colony determines that it is the time to fly out? (2) Is it the same individual that flies out first daily? Nonetheless, the findings of the present study may have important bearings on the safety of civil and military flights.

Cite this article:
Kankariya, Singh, Pati and Parganiha (2014). Temporal Pattern in Roosting Behavior of the House Swift, Apus a/finis with Reference to Environmental Factors - a Longitudinal Study. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 27(1), pp. 41-50.


References not available.

Related Images:



Recent Images



Herbal Alternatives for Oral Health:  Mechanistic Exploration with their Market Potential
Time of the Day Variability in Pit-Building Behavior of Antlion Larvae
A Comprehensive Review of a particular Skin Injury: Pathogenesis, triggers, and current Treatment Options
Enhanced antioxidant activity in Curcuma caesia Roxb. microrhizomes treated with silver nanoparticles
Studies on the Interaction of Imidazolium Ionic Liquids with Human Serum Albumin
Basic and Advanced Logical Concept Derived from Surface Enhanced Infrared Spectroscopy (SEIRS) as Sensing Probe for Analysis of Chemical Species: A Brief Review
Soil Erosion Risk Estimation by using Semi Empirical RUSLE model: A case study of Maniyari Basin, Chhattisgarh
An Estimator of Population Variance Using Multi-Auxiliary Information
Microemulsion as Novel Drug Delivery for Fungal Eye Infection
Potential of Bioactive Compounds for Atopic Dermatitis

Tags


Recomonded Articles:

Author(s): Kamlesh Kumar Dadsena; Neeraj Kumar Verma; Nishtha Vaidya; Rahul Singh; Gunjan Kalyani; Rashmi Dwivedi; Atanu Kumar Pati; Mitashree Mitra

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Shrutika Kankariya, Arati Singh, Atanu Kumar Pati and Arti Parganiha

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More