Population dynamics of house sparrow (Passer domesticus) and house crow (Corvus splendens) in Punjab (District Sargodha), Pakistan

Irfan Mustafa, Nousheen Arif, Syed Makhdoom Hussain, Inayat Ullah Malik, Arshad Javid, Muhammad Irfan Ullah, Saira Asif, Mobushir Riaz Khan, Ayesha Waqas, Syed Ali Mustajab Eqani, Shamaila Irum, Haroon Ahmed

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Abstract

The aim of present study was to estimate population dynamics of house sparrow and house crow in district Sargodha, Pakistan. This study was conducted from November, 2010 to March, 2011. Population comparison of house sparrows with sex differentiation and house crows without sex differentiation were conducted in rural (98 Chak 'N' and Morre 125 Chak Shaheenabad) and urban (Cheema colony and Awan colony) areas. During this study period, a total 5617 from rural and 3929 birds from urban sampling sites were counted. A statistically significant difference was observed between both populations. In rural areas 2998 house sparrows (1433 male and 1565 female), while 1873 sparrows (848 male and 1025 female were observed from urban study points and significant difference was observed between house sparrows population. Throughout the study period, from rural check points 2619 house crows, while 2056 crows were observed from urban study areas. The present study is very useful in prediction of population dynamics of bird's spp. in other ecological regions of Pakistan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147-1155
Number of pages9
JournalPakistan Journal of Zoology
Volume47
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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