View Record #66

Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutErramanzil Colony
Rough Address/Area
StateAndhra Pradesh
Location Latitude17.41889954
Location Longitude78.45308685
Q3. What time period are you reporting about?2010-2012
Q4. What kind of general area are you reporting about?City (main)
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?100-500 metres across (eg, a market, bus-stand or park)
Q7. How well do/did you know this place in the time period chosen above?I lived there
Q8. How frequently did you see House Sparrows in the time period and locality/area chosen above?Always: I saw sparrows every day
Q9. When you did see House Sparrows in this time period and locality/area, how many did you typically see?A fair number: When I saw sparrows, there were usually between 5 and 30 birds
Q10. If House Sparrows are/were present in this time period and locality/area, did you observe active nests?Nests seen occasionally
Q11. Would you like to share a story about House Sparrows from this time period?I have been residing in the locality since early 90's. I would correlate the decrease in sparrow numbers to the change in architecture. Now I see sparrows in areas where the architecture of the residential areas did not change since 1990.
Q12. What kind of buildings are/were present during this time period in this locality?Grain shops, Vegetable shops, Huts, Single-storey bungalows
Q13. Please describe this locality/area in your words.Goverment quarters
Q14. Does or did anyone feed sparrows in this locality/area, or put out nestboxes?Neither
Q15. If this is an agricultural area, what are the main crops grown?
Q16. How much green space exists/existed in this locality?A few
Q17. If you have seen sparrow nests, where were they?Ledge
Q18. When did mobile phone coverage arrive at this locality?