Breeding Habits Of the Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus In Sunt Forest Bird Sanctuary

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2015-07-01
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Maha Abd El Galil, Hassan
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The breeding habits of the Spur-winged Plovers Vanellus spinosus were studied at the Sunt Forest bird sanctuary, a site bordering the White Nile River South of the New White Nile Bridge at Khartoum State between the periods 1998 to 2000. Chapter1. A survey of literature review on breeding-biology of Family Charadriidae (Killdeers, Plovers and Lapwings) is carried out. The need for studying Spur-winged Plover Vanellus ,spinosus breeding habits is emphasized.. Chapter2. Descriptions are given of study area and of general methods used in the field site in the Sunt Forest. This covers population dynamics and breeding habits. Chapter3: 3.1. A description of population size is given. There is an increase in number of Spur-winged Plovers in the breeding season, most of them coming into the area -to breed. 3.2. Data on courtship behaviour and mating system are provided. 3.3. Descriptions are given of nests and nest-building behaviour. 3.4. Incubation patterns are described. 3.5. Hatching sequence of ten nests is described. 3.6. "Breeding was moderate, due mainly to the nest predation, man and flooding. Spur-winged Plovers are territorial and both sexes defend the nest against intruders. Chapter 4: Data are discussed and compared with previous studies
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Breeding Habits Of the Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus In Sunt Forest Bird Sanctuary
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