View Record #202

Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutMarudhamalai road
Rough Address/AreaIn and around (4 km radius) to Bharathiyar University
StateTamil Nadu
Location Latitude11.01861000
Location Longitude76.91436005
Q3. What time period are you reporting about?2010-2012
Q4. What kind of general area are you reporting about?Other rural area
Q5. What kind of locality is/was this in the time period chosen above?Old residential area
Q6. Roughly how large is the locality/area from which you are reporting sparrows?More than 1 km across (eg, a large village or town)
Q7. How well do/did you know this place in the time period chosen above?I visited frequently
Q8. How frequently did you see House Sparrows in the time period and locality/area chosen above?Never: I saw no sparrows during this period
Q9. When you did see House Sparrows in this time period and locality/area, how many did you typically see?Does not apply: I never saw sparrows during this period
Q10. If House Sparrows are/were present in this time period and locality/area, did you observe active nests?No sparrows observed
Q11. Would you like to share a story about House Sparrows from this time period?I did casual bird-watching whenever I get the opportunity, but I saw many birds, but obviously no sparrows. But this statement doesn't confirm there is no single sparrow in this region, but they didn't appear in any of my bird-watching encounters all through the two-years I stayed here and visited/moved around. Singaravelan (2010-2012): Place: In and around Bharathiyar University (to a 4km radius).
Q12. What kind of buildings are/were present during this time period in this locality?
Q13. Please describe this locality/area in your words.
Q14. Does or did anyone feed sparrows in this locality/area, or put out nestboxes?
Q15. If this is an agricultural area, what are the main crops grown?
Q16. How much green space exists/existed in this locality?
Q17. If you have seen sparrow nests, where were they?
Q18. When did mobile phone coverage arrive at this locality?