EFFECT OF DIFFERENT HABITATS ON POPULATION DENSITY OF GOUSE SPARROW (PASSER DOMESTICUS) AT PURNA REGION, DIST. PARBHANI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIAJ.V. Balkhande and A.N. Kulkarni
House sparrow (Passer domesticus) is the brown and fluffy bird which is widely distributed, most familiar and abundant bird, found in almost in all habitats. (Summer-Smith 1988; Anderson, 2006). Effect of different habitats on its population density was studied from September 2010 to August 2012 at four different habitats such as agriculture field (Chudawa), Purna river, Grassland (Purna-Tadkalas road) and residential colony (Siddharath Nagar). For the study Line Transects and Point Count Methods were used. It was observed that population density was abundant in residential colony and rare in grassland as compare to other habitats. The details of observation are discussed in the text.
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