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The First Record of Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) Nesting in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia with a Description of Nest Attendance Behavior

The First Record of Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) Nesting in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia with a Description of Nest Attendance Behavior

Monif AlRashidi1*, Sami Saeed M. Hassan2 and Mohammed Shobrak3

1Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Ha’il, PO Box 2440, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia.
2Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
3Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Taif University, PO Box 11099, Taif 21944, Saudi Arabia.

*      Corresponding author: m.alrashidi@uoh.edu.sa

Fig. 1.

Ambient temperature about 1 m from the nest (red line), the temperature under the egg directly (blue line), (mean ± SE for each two-h-time period).

Fig. 2.

Nest attendance (%), the percentage when the incubating parent sat on the nest, and its belly feathers touched the egg (blue color), the percentage when the incubating parent stood on the nest, and its belly feathers did not touch the egg (red color).

Fig. 3.

Incubating adult orientation (%), West (green color), East (red color), North (blue color) and South (yellow color).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

February

Vol. 54, Iss. 1, Pages 1-501

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