A house crow (Corvus splendens) nest: Predominantly comprised of metal anthropogenic waste in urban Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Abstract : This study documents the nesting materials used by House Crows in a nest in Kolkata, India. Among seven identified materials, six were anthropogenic, with metal waste comprising 90.90%. This finding highlights the alarming occurrence of metal pollution and its potential impact on avian populations. The excessive use of anthropogenic materials in nest construction raises concerns about the negative consequences of metal and plastic pollution on birds. The study emphasizes the need for comprehensive waste management strategies, public awareness campaigns, and responsible urban planning to mitigate these harmful effects and ensure the wellbeing of urban bird communities.
Keyword : Pollution, waste management, sustainability, birds, ecosystem, Bengal
Author(s) : Das, S., Kapoor, R.
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Published Issue : 2024 Vol. 19 Number 2

2024 Vol. 19 Number 2