View Record #78

Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutValparai near ATS Grocery (Kirana - Maligai) shop
Rough Address/Area
StateTamil Nadu
Location Latitude10.32870007
Location Longitude76.95674896
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?Other commercial area
Q6. Roughly how large is the locality/area from which you are reporting sparrows?Less than 100 metres across (eg, a few houses or shops)
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?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 few birds: When I saw sparrows, there were usually less than 5 birds
Q10. If House Sparrows are/were present in this time period and locality/area, did you observe active nests?Sparrows observed but no nests seen
Q11. Would you like to share a story about House Sparrows from this time period?I see House sparrows every time I go to ATS Grocery shop, sometimes even at very late in the evening (around 8 PM). They keep rice in open gunny sacks right in front of their shop and these birds come there to feed on them. Quite cute to watch
Q12. What kind of buildings are/were present during this time period in this locality?Grain shops, Vegetable shops, Single-storey bungalows
Q13. Please describe this locality/area in your words.
Q14. Does or did anyone feed sparrows in this locality/area, or put out nestboxes?Food
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?
Q18. When did mobile phone coverage arrive at this locality?2000-2004