Reproductive Performance of Alexanderine Parakeet, Psittacula eupatria (Linnaeus, 1766), in Shwesettaw Wildlife Area, Minbu (Saku) Township, Magway Region

Authors : Dr. Thin Thin Khaing, Dr. Khin Myint Mar.

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 6 - June

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Reproductive performance of parakeet, Psittacula eupatria, was investigated in Phayar village, Shwesettaw Area, Minbu Township, Magway Region .Searching of nest was conducted weekly during breeding season. Characteristics of nest site, egg, clutch size and hatching success were investigated. The nest were made in the holes of Tectona hamiltonian , Lannea grandis , Terminalia oliveri , Shorea oblongifolia , Shorea siamensis Terminalia alata , Albizzia chiensis and Acacia catechu . The nest of P.eupatria was observed average height of 5.9m from the ground level. Parakeet eggs were white and unspeckled. The length and width of eggs were 3.5cm and 2.9cm and the clutch size was 2-3. Average incubation period was 20-28 days and the breeding season was from December to April.

Keywords : Parakeet, Reproduction, Nest, Egg.


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