Diet of the House Sparrow in an Intensively Cultivated Area

  title={Diet of the House Sparrow in an Intensively Cultivated Area},
  author={Harjeet Kaur Saini and Manjit S. Dhindsa},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Ornithology},
Diet of adult House Sparrows Passer domestics was studied by gravimetric analysis of gut contents during August 1988 to July 1989 at Ludhiana, India. Cereals dominated the food forming 83.6% of total diet. Weed seeds and animal matter constituted only 6.2 and 4.3%, respectively. Shannon-Wiener index and Levins' index of food-niche breadth were calculated to be 0.75 and 3.90, respectively. Relative percentage by weight of different food types was significantly positively correlated with their… 
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