Study

Providing nest boxes for Java sparrows Padda oryzivora in response to nest site loss due to building restoration and an earthquake, Prambanan Temple, Java, Indonesia

  • Published source details Kurniandaru S. (2008) Providing nest boxes for Java sparrows Padda oryzivora in response to nest site loss due to building restoration and an earthquake, Prambanan Temple, Java, Indonesia. Conservation Evidence, 5, 62-68

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Provide artificial nesting sites for songbirds

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for songbirds

    A replicated study at an ancient temple site in rainforest on Java, Indonesia (Kurniandaru 2008), found that Java sparrows Padda oryzivora nested successfully in 20 wooden nest boxes provided (two pairs in 2007, three in 2008), but not in 25 made from bamboo, or 25 of coconut shell. Wooden boxes were 32 x 15 x 23 cms with a 5 cm diameter entrance; bamboo nests were 40 cm sections of bamboo, 10-12 cm diameter with a 5 cm entrance hole; coconut nests were coconut shells with an 8 cm entrance hole. All nests were placed 8-20 m above ground in trees, either on the trunk of amongst the canopy. Two pairs of Javen mynas Acridotheres javanicus also used wooden boxes in 2007.

     

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