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Animal Architecture: Chabutra

Posted on September 18, 2012 by ari

I just learned about another form of architecture for animals that I missed in my big post! Chabutros or chabutras are structures in India that are built for pigeons and other birds. Birds can rest and eat together, and Wikipedia says, “The base and the surrounding area of this structure serves as a gathering place for villagers and as a playing area for children.” It sounds like some are used to breed pigeons (For exploitation? Not sure, can anyone tell me?) but others are used just to attract them so Hindu people can feed the birds, for religious reasons.

Photo credit: Kondicherry

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