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Appendicular Skeleton of Rose-Ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri): Influence of age, gender and breeding season
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  • Hajra Nisar,
  • Sarmad Rehan,
  • Anas Qureshi,
  • Abdul Rahman,
  • Razia Kausar,
  • Shah Nawaz
Hajra Nisar
Department of Zoology, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Agriculture Faisalabad
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Sarmad Rehan
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

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Anas Qureshi
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad
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Abdul Rahman
Department of Basic Sciences, Anatomy and Histology Section, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (CVAS), Jhang
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Razia Kausar
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad
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Shah Nawaz
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad
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Abstract

The present project was designed to study and compare different parameters of the forelimb and hind limb bones in juvenile, adult male and female rose-ringed parakeet in breeding and non-breeding seasons. For morphometric measurement, the forelimb and hind limb bones of juvenile and adult parrots (male = 9, female= 9) were collected in breeding and non-breeding seasons after autopsy. - The data was computed with Microsoft excel® and statistically analyzed using Minitab software. The groups were compared using Tukey’s honestly significant difference test. - The results showed the measurements of breeding season female bones were slightly larger in size than the bones of non-breeding season female and juvenile female. Moreover, breeding season male showed slightly larger values than the bones of non-breeding-season male and juvenile groups. Hence, the current study provided novel information about the comparative morpho-functional features and detailed description along with illustration of forelimb and hind limb bones of a juvenile, adult male, and a female rose-ringed parakeets in breeding and non-breeding seasons.