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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 4
Daily food-intake and activity patterns of wintering common cranes (Grus grus) in wetlands of Khushab and Bahawalnagar Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Abrar, Shabana Naz, Adnan Ahmad Qazi, Zahid Ali, Zahid Farooq, Komal Ramzan, Qudsia Afzal and Aasia Ramzan

Present study was conducted to observe daily food intake and other activities patterns of wintering common cranes (Grus grus) at wetlands of Khushab and Bahawalnagar form September, 2015 to April, 2016. The results of the study showed that feeding activity was highest during late morning with a mean of 56.24% (± 9.62 SD) and lowest 36.64%(±16.76)during early morning at Khushab and at Bahawalnagar highest feeding was recorded during evening time 69.83% (± 2.77 SD) and lowest in the morning 44.27% (±13.37 SD). Alert, aggression and walking were least performed activities at both sites. It was concluded that in these non breeding migratory cranes time spent for feeding was more than 55%.
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How to cite this article:
Muhammad Abrar, Shabana Naz, Adnan Ahmad Qazi, Zahid Ali, Zahid Farooq, Komal Ramzan, Qudsia Afzal, Aasia Ramzan. Daily food-intake and activity patterns of wintering common cranes (Grus grus) in wetlands of Khushab and Bahawalnagar Punjab, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(4):1900-1905.
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