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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)

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 […]

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

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, […]

Greater Ani (Crotophaga major) in Mexico

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 […]

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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