Birds are important members of many ecosystems, and are known for their enormous significant impact to Humans, nature and economy. Apart from forming an important component in food chain in our ecosystems, they aid in source of food, health indicators of the environment including habitat destruction mostly trees where they nest. However, like many other man made activities quarrying causes a significant impact on biodiversity and habitat destruction, the activities carries potential of destroying their nesting and feeding zonal habitats, Twiga cement is among companies that have been taking rehabilitation strategies to ensure formally degrading quarrying activities are rejuvenated, Since the rehabilitation processes that have been made in several years, no intensive study has been done to examine if the rehabilitation program in Wazo hill quarry support  the ecology of birds, the main objective is to assess the tree species planted in rehabilitated area in relation to the diversity of birds, habitats of birds and identifying the most dominants birds in Wazo hill quarry. There is a need to assess the planted tree species in relation to their   support in ecology of birds at Wazo hill quarry, as key tool for future rehabilitation activities

Tawny flanked Prinia Specie

Phase of the project identifies bird specie and abudance found at Natural areas ( undisturbed areas). The Juvenile Tawny flanked Prinia specie was found with its Ground nest. Picture 2: After 7 days, the feathers had grown

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17May

Tawny flanked Prinia Specie

Phase two of the project identifies birds specie and abudance found at Natural areas ( undisturbed areas). The Juvenile Tawny flanked Prinia specie was found with its Ground nest. Picture 2: After 7 days, the feathers had grown We were able to identify 128 species from the undisturbed area

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17May

Common name: Amethyst Sunbird ( chalcomitra amethystina)

Identification of birds specie and their ecology in terms of feeding and nesting at Wazo hill quarry, for the case of rehabilitated area.

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27Apr

Common name: Bronze Mannikin ( Spermestes cucullatus)

The bronze manikin is one of the smallest munia species, measuring 9–10 cm in length and weighing 7–12 grams. The adult is a compact bird with a short black tail, and stubby black and pale grey (not distinctly bluish) mandibles. It is black to brownish black on the head, chin, throat and center of the chest, with some purple-green iridescence on the face and sides of the breast. It has greyish brown upper parts and white underparts with irregular barring on the flanks and rump. A small green...

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27Apr

common name : Lilac breasted roller ( coracious caudatus)

Lilac-breasted Roller has large head with washed green crown. Neck is short. The chin is whitish, contrasting with the bright lilac breast. Face is pale pinkish-orange. It has brown back and scapulars, but outer web of flight feathers are violet, as the rump. Primary bases and coverts are pale greenish blue. The underparts are greenish blue. The narrow tail is medium-sized, but outer feathers are elongated and blackish. Black bill is strong and hooked tipped. Eyes are brown. Short tail and...

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27Apr

IDENTIFICATION AND DETERMINATION OF ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY OF BIRD SPECIES IN REHABILITATED AREA

Identification and determination of abundance and diversity of bird species in rehabilitated area, by using point focus Method at Wazo Hill Quarry

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07Apr

IDENTIFICATION AND DETERMINATION OF ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY OF BIRD SPECIES IN REHABILITATED AREA

Common name : House Sparrow Family name: Passeridae Specie: Passer domesticus

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16Mar

Identification of birds in rehabilitated area at Wazo Hill Quarry

Identification of birds was done by observing birds, recording their voices and taking photographs for further identification. Different field guides and literature were used for the identification such as (Stevenson and Fashawe 2002). The whole process started early in the morning, because birds are very active during the morning (Bennum and Howell 2002).

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24Feb

Does the rehabilitation program in Wazo Hill quarry Supports birds Ecology?

Birds are important members of many ecosystems, and are known for their enormous significant impact to Humans, nature and economy. Apart from forming an important component in food chain in our ecosystems, they aid in source of food, health indicators of the environment including habitat destruction mostly trees where they nest. However, like many other man made activities quarrying causes a significant impact on biodiversity and habitat destruction, the activities carries potential of...

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17Jan