breeding season


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breeding season

the period of the year during which the female comes into reproductive condition.
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This, plus many follow-up sightings, enabled us to clearly locate nesting locations and the extent of breeding territories, including for the breeding season preceding our count (see below) as lapwings generally maintain a pair bond and the same territory between seasons (Michael A Weston, unpubl.
However, numerically, the study determined that the post-thawing spermatological parameters were better in breeding season than in nonbreeding season.
The prohibitory steps, according to the authorities, have been taken under the AJK Wildlife Act for the protection and grooming of the aqueous lives - so that the breeding and race of the fish letting eggs during the breeding season and the fish of small size could not suffer.
"Hopefully by providing the boxes we can encourage the barn owls to nest on site ahead of the breeding season which starts from next month."
The study concludes that the breeding season of Chukor partridge in Dir Lower starts from February and lasts up to July, with successful nesting, egg laying and hatching.
National Trust rangers who live on the Farne Islands for nine months a year survey the seals during the breeding season, which runs from late September to December with the majority of pups born in October and November.
For now, she has 30 guinea fowls and expects 60 eggs from each fowl every breeding season.
The blue tit has a breeding season between the months of April and June.
According to a statement posted on Instagram, the ministry said that shark fishing is banned during the period from February 1 until June 30, coinciding with their breeding season.
Scott Fraser, Scottish Water's corporate affairs regional manager, said: "When we heard about the plight of the tree sparrow and the suitability of our water treatment sites we were keen to help in any way we could and donated PS300 towards the building of nest boxes." "We're hoping the boxes Julia Gallagher and Scottish Water's senior operative David Dunlop, have set up will make a difference to tree sparrow numbers and we will be keen to find out at the close of breeding season next year if the nest boxes have been a success.
Fortunately, a couple of local nature reserves host Kingfishers close to viewing hides outside the breeding season, and photographers at North Wales Wildlife Trust's Spinnies reserve, near Bangor, and RSPB Conwy have been rewarded in recent weeks.
Dr Annette Fayet, from the university, said: "At the end of the breeding season puffins disappear at sea for more than eight months before returning the following spring, and scientists have long had questions about where they go during that time.