Mahesh Veera1 and Suseela Lanka2*

1,2Department of Biosciences & Biotechnology Krishna University, Machilipatnam-521003 (India) *Author for Correspondance Dr. L Suseela


House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a widely distributed human commensal bird species. It has been disappearing from four decades for various anthropogenic reasons. Among them, habitat loss is the main threat to its existence. As the House Sparrow is a secondary hole-nesting bird, it needs small clefts for breeding activity. For that, it uses our homes for their nesting activity. Advances in the house designs and our lifestyle found to be the major obstacles to provide such small clefts for their propagation. To overcome this problem and to perpetuate this bird species, we have followed a specific conservation method. We installed our own designed protective nest boxes in the study area starting from a particular location and then expanded to the new areas depending on need. Our experiments gave us a positive result and we succeeded in our conservation approach. We observed 97% and above occupancy in the installed nests and there is a significant increase in sparrow population during the past seven years of our study.

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