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Nest and nest-site reuse within and between breedingseasons by three neotropical flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Sepia-capped Flycatcher (Leptopogon amaurocephalus) Science Article 1

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Nest and/or nest site reuse within and between breeding seasons was reported by the Euler’s Flycatcher (Lathrotriccus euleri), the Sepia-capped Flycatcher (Leptopogon amaurocephalus) and the Gray-hooded Flycatcher (Mionectes rufiventris)in forest fragments from southeastern Brazil. Nest and/or nest site reuse between some years was frequent within a single breeding season by the Sepia-capped Flycatcher. Nest reuse, however, was not related to nesting successin the previous breeding attempt. Nest turnover rates (movement to a new site between years) were low for L. amaurocephalus, intermediate for L. euleri and high for M. rufiventris.

Aguilar, TM. And Marini, TM, Braz. J. Biol., 67(3): 537-540, 2007

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