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Bird use of Rice Fields in the Indian Subcontinent
Abstract. The Indian subcontinent has the world's highest cropland cover per unit area with rice (Oryza sativa) being the second-most important crop, and is home to nearly 1,300 species of birds.Expand
Mortality of sarus cranes (Grus antigone) due to electricity wires in Uttar Pradesh, India
Although overhead electrical wires are known to have caused severe declines of bird populations, there are no studies in India that address this danger, even for endangered species. Rates ofExpand
Agricultural intensification, rainfall patterns, and large waterbird breeding success in the extensively cultivated landscape of Uttar Pradesh, India
In countries with high human populations, using agricultural areas as multifunctional systems to produce food for humans and retain wildlife may be an efficient conservation strategy for manyExpand
Flock Size, Density and Habitat Selection of Four Large Waterbirds Species in an Agricultural Landscape in Uttar Pradesh, India: Implications for Management
Abstract Agricultural landscapes provide a wide variety of avian habitats that vary seasonally. The effects of seasonal habitat changes on the habits of four large waterbird species in anExpand
Temporal variations in patterns of Escherichia coli strain diversity and antimicrobial resistance in the migrant Egyptian vulture
ABSTRACT Aims: Multiple antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli of wild vertebrates is a global concern with scarce assessments on the subject from developing countries that have high human-wildExpand
Observations on breeding Indian Skimmers Rynchops albicollis in the National Chambal Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India
The Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis is confined to the large rivers of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Indochina (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam). It is a rare visitor in Nepal, and wasExpand
Nest sanitation in Sarus Cranes Grus antigone in Uttar Pradesh, India
Mizuta, T. (1998) The breeding biology of the Asian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi in Khao Pra-Bang Khram wildlife sanctuary, southern Thailand. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 46: 27– 42.Expand
Effect of incubating adult sex and clutch size on egg orientation in Sarus Cranes Grus antigone
regulated by adjusting the timing of contact with the brood-patch (areas of highly vascularised bare skin on either side of the sternum) and by adjusting heat transfer during contact. In addition,Expand
Can wetlands maintained for human use also help conserve biodiversity? Landscape-scale patterns of bird use of wetlands in an agricultural landscape in north India
Abstract Wetlands in tropical agricultural landscapes are maintained largely by local institutions explicitly for human use, which is assumed to deter biodiversity. Conservation efforts have beenExpand