On Co-Incidence of Plastic (Polythene) Grains in the Gizzard of Semi-Wild (Freely Inhabiting) Common Rock Pigeon, <i>Columba livia intermedia</i>, Linnaeus, 1758, in Biratagar, Nepal

Authors

  • Rakesh Prasad Bhagat Mahendra Morang Adarsha Multiple Campus, Biratnagar,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/tuj.v26i1.2618

Keywords:

Plastic grains, Semi-wild pigeon, Columba livia intermedia, Biratnagar.

Abstract

Plastic (polythene) granules of industrial use was obtained in the gizzard of semi-wild (freely inhibitory i.e., not captivated) common rock pigeon. Columba, livia intermidia Linnaeus, 1758, inhabiting at an altitudinal range of 72-80 m in Biratnagar, Nepal while its gizzard was cut open to remove internal content. Since then, gizzard of about 36 such pigeon were cut open to trace granules. In the gizzard of 19 birds, plastic granules were obtained. Such occurrence may be due to hunger or confusion or both or due to overwhelmingly prevalent situation of the present environment.

Key Words: Plastic grains; Semi-wild pigeon; Columba livia intermedia; Biratnagar.

Tribhuvan University Journal Volume XXVI No. 1, 2009 Page: 81-84

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
1878
PDF
626

Author Biography

Rakesh Prasad Bhagat, Mahendra Morang Adarsha Multiple Campus, Biratnagar,

Lecturer in Science at Mahendra Morang Adarsha Multiple Campus, Biratnagar, Nepal.

Downloads

How to Cite

Bhagat, R. P. (2010). On Co-Incidence of Plastic (Polythene) Grains in the Gizzard of Semi-Wild (Freely Inhabiting) Common Rock Pigeon, <i>Columba livia intermedia</i>, Linnaeus, 1758, in Biratagar, Nepal. Tribhuvan University Journal, 26(1), 81–84. https://doi.org/10.3126/tuj.v26i1.2618

Issue

Section

Articles