Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research

Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0983

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Abstract

Unusual Depredatory Birds in Sunflower and Sorghum

Surender G, Vasudeva Rao V, Mahesh SS, Tripati RS and Swamy K

There are about 18 species of depredatory birds listed on Sorghum and Sunflower. Majority of the damage is done by Rose-ringed Parakeets, Common Myna, House Crow, Scaly-breasted Munia and Baya Weavers. Unusual instance of Red-breasted Parakeet in Hyderabad feeding on Sorghum was observed. Similarly, unusual instances of Great Tits, Indian Peafowl and Large Grey Babbler were observed to feed on Sunflower heads.

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