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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2023, Vol. 11, Issue 5
Spatial distribution of nests and nesting trees of colonial birds at Telineelapuram pelicanry using geospatial tools in Andhra Pradesh, India

Sravan Kumar R, Vasudeva Rao V, Sasikala Ch, Siva Krishna Ch, Prasad SN and Nagulu V

Telineelapuram pelicanry (IBA-IN-229) is located in the village scenery with an area spread of about 244 ha at Tekkali mandal in the Srikakulam district. The present study was carried out from 2009 to 2015. An attempt was made to record spatial distribution of nests of Spot-billed Pelican or Grey Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) and Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) over a wider canopy with a ground cover of 11.04ha. A handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) unit was used to mark the canopy ground cover and Open-source GIS tool, QGIS Wein 2.1.8 was used to visualize the in-situ conditions by integrating the ground data and analyze temporal variations with spatial scenario. During the study period, there was an increase in spatial distribution of nests over the available trees, and reduction of canopy area utilized for nesting. The increase in the population of two bird species during the study period indicates the potential of available resources for the expansion of its nesting area.
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How to cite this article:
Sravan Kumar R, Vasudeva Rao V, Sasikala Ch, Siva Krishna Ch, Prasad SN, Nagulu V. Spatial distribution of nests and nesting trees of colonial birds at Telineelapuram pelicanry using geospatial tools in Andhra Pradesh, India. J Entomol Zool Stud 2023;11(5):75-83. DOI: 10.22271/j.ento.2023.v11.i5b.9232

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