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Observing on the Breeding Habits of Turdus kessleri
Author of the article:YANG Nan1, ZHANG Kai1, DOU Liang1, ZHANG Xiao-fang2, LI Ba-jin2, YUE Bi-song1, RAN Jiang-hong1*
Author's Workplace:(1. College of Life Science, Sichuan University, Key Laboratory of Bio-resource and Eco-environment,Ministry of Education,Chengdu 610064, China; 2. Administer Bureau of Gexigou Nature Reserve, Yajiang, Sichuan Province 627450, China)
Key Words:Turdus kessleri; breeding; nest; brooding behavior
Abstract:From April to August in 2008 and 2009, the breeding habits of Kessler’s thrush Turdus kessleri were studied at Pamuling mountain in Yajiang county, Sichuan province. The results showed that the breeding period of T. kessleri was from latter half of April to first half of July. T. kessleri nested mainly in oak bush, and also in fir forest. The average clutch size was 2.6 ± 0.24 (2~3, n=7), the mean egg weight was (7.96 ± 0.03) g (n =8), and the mean egg size was 32.7 mm×21.9 mm (n=13). Both male and female undertake hatching, but mainly by female, the hatching success rate of 7 nests was 83.3% (n=18) and nestlings hatched in 15~17 days (n=2). The male and female fed the nestling together during both the brooding period and post brooding period, but mainly by male. The nestling flew out of the nest moved around the nest area, during which parents keep fedding nestlings. Nest re-usage phenomenon is observed in one breeding season.
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