Category Archive: Latin America

Oct 20 2013

Why Oilbirds are living in the dark, even in daytime

In the province of Cumana are several lofty mountains, the highest of which is Tumeriquiri. In this mountain is situated the cavern of Guacharo, which is celebrated among the Indians. It is very extensive, and serves as a living environment to an immense number of nocturnal birds, especially the Oilbird or Guacharo, from the fat …

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Feb 28 2012

Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus)

Great Green Macaw

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Ara ambiguus | [authority] Bechstein, 1811 | [UK] Great Green Macaw | [FR] Ara de Buffon | [DE] Bechsteinara | [ES] Guacamayo Ambiguo | [NL] Grote soldatenara | [copyright picture] Birdlife Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Ara ambiguus LA e Honduras to w Ecuador Ara ambiguus ambiguus …

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Feb 03 2012

Military Macaw (Ara militaris)

Military Macaw

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Ara militaris | [authority] Linnaeus, 1766 | [UK] Military Macaw | [FR] Ara militaire | [DE] Soldatenara | [ES] Guacamayo Verde (Arg), Guacamayo Militar | [NL] Soldatenara | [copyright picture] Birdlife Subspecies Monotypic species Genus There are twelve macaws in the Ara genus. Macaws are very distinctive birds, …

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Dec 31 2011

The Rufous-Rumped Antwren (Terenura callinota) in Costa Rica

Rufous-rumped Antwren (Terenura callinota) Science Article 1 abstract Rufous-rumped Antwren (Terenura callinota) has a wide distribution from southern Middle America to Guyana and Peru, but is known chiefly from a handful of specimens from widely scattered localities. GARY STILES, Wilson Bulletin: Vol. 95, No. 3 Download article download full text (pdf)

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Dec 31 2011

Limited geographic variation in the vocalizations ofa neotropical furnariid, synallaxis albescens

Pale-breasted Spinetail (Synallaxis albescens) Science Article 1 abstract I recorded and analyzed vocalizations of Synallaxis albescens from three populations in Venezuela,two continental and one island, to assess the extent of geographic variation for a species of the familyFumariidae. Previous work on geographic variation in suboscines has focused on species of the Tyrannidae. Ialso tested the …

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Dec 31 2011

Greater Ani (Crotophaga major) in Mexico

Greater Ani

Greater Ani (Crotophaga major) Science Article 1 abstract The Greater Ani, Crotophaga major (Cuculidae), is the largest species of Crotophaga and is further distinguishedb y the characteristic’ broken nose’s hape of the bill and the light-coloredi ris. The species inhabits river swamps and marshes throughout the lowlands of South America to northern Argentina but has …

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Dec 31 2011

First Record of the Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) for the Eastern United States

Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) Science Article 1 abstract A large and unusual hummingbird appeared at Lori Turner?s hummingbird feeder in rural northeastern Cabarrus County, North Carolina, on 12 November 2000. Susan Campbell received a call about this bird on 18 November and scheduled a banding visit for the next day. Despite the cold and snowy …

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Dec 31 2011

The Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) as a probable resident in southern Mexico

Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis) Science Article 1 abstract In 1987, the Great Potoo, Nyctibius grandis was recorded for the first time in southern Mexico (Rangel-Salazar & Vega-Rivera 1989). At that time, the species was considered to be occasional or acc

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Dec 31 2011

Social nesting habits of crotophaga major

Greater Ani

Greater Ani (Crotophaga major) Science Article 3 abstract A study of the social nesting habits of Crotophaga major was undertaken as part of a series of researches on the habits of the Crotophaginae. The nesting habits of C. ani have been described by Davis (1940) and the habits of Guira guira have been investigated (Davis, …

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Dec 31 2011

Nest predation in relation to nest placement in the Greater Ani (Crotophaga major

Greater Ani

Greater Ani (Crotophaga major) Science Article 2 abstract Selection of a suitable nesting site may determine failure or success of the breeding attempt. For instance, nest placement affects the radiative environment and thus survival of eggs and nestlings (Walsberg 1981). Nest placement also affects the likelihood of predation upon eggs and nestlings (e.g., Robertson 1973, …

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