Besant Nagar

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  • Society Minded Person
  • Nature Lover
  • Resident’s Initiative/ Training

    Residents take sparrow habitation measures

    Besant Nagar offering us a few lessons about species adaptation

    Sparrows population of Byndiamman Koil Street seems to be significantly higher than what most other streets in Chennai register. Residents like G. Chandru has made his home extremely sparrow-friendly, and this includes installing many nest-pots and boxes to encourage sparrows to nest and raise their young.

    • Interesting patterns in species adaptation is emerging - based on residents taking varying degrees of initiative to house sparrows in their street.
    • Sparrows seem to have a preference for nest-props, which is dramatically changing the conservation narrative.


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  • Road
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  • Case study
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