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Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda parvula (Passeriformes: Corvidae) as a natural enemy of the pests of crops and fruites in District Haripur, KPK, Pakistan
  • saira bibi,
  • fiaz khan
saira bibi
Hazara University
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fiaz khan
Hazara University
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Abstract

In district Haripur, KPk, Pakistan Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda parvula (Latham, 1790) (Passeriformes: Corvidae), is a widespread resident bird commonly found. Feeding and Food habits of Treepie were studied by direct focal observation method analysis of gut content and faecal matter. Treepie prefers tree and cultivation areas insects for foraging activities, feeding on animal and plant is an omnivore items ranging from vertebrate species to invertebrate. Feeding upon like red palm weevil, grasshopper, cockroaches, banana stem weevil, nestlings of squirrel and house rat, it feeds up on many pests of agricultural crops Treepie is an important biocontrol agent in the agro ecosystem of the region