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The Breeding Biology of Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos Crumeniferus) in Zalingei District-Sudan

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Author Abdallah Mohamed Abdallah Ahmed Korssi, Dr. Tijani Mohamed Hassan Alaam
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 825-833
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 8
Issue Date September 01, 2013
Publishing Date September 01, 2013
Keywords Breeding, Marabou Storks, Zalingei district- Sudan.



Abstract

A study was made on the breeding biology of the Marabou Stork at Zalingei District, West Darfur, State; Sudan. The study was conducted in the time period from December 2006 to December 2007. The objective of this study was to study the breeding biology of the Marabou Stork. Observations on the breeding of the Marabou Stork were made in Zalingei town at Hamidia slaughterhouse, on the east bank of Wadi Areebou, north of Areebou Bridge. The methods used to collect data for this study included wood ladders about 7 m was used to climbing on the nesting tree, and a balance was used for weighing eggs and chicks. Different aspects of breeding habits, nest building, egg laying, incubation, hatching and linear body measurements of Marabou Stork chicks were carried out. The Marabou Stork population in this area was recorded daily. The Records indicated that the number of individuals that were counted daily in Zalingei District was between 60 and 90. Only eight pairs repaired old nests, mated and laid eggs. The incubation period, and growth and development of the chicks was followed and recorded in five nests. The other three nests were difficult to reach and study. The results are discussed and Recommendations are made for future research on the conservation of the bird fauna in the study area.


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