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White Bellbird

White Bellbird

NOTES ON THE BEHAVIOR OF THE WHITE BELLBIRD Author(s): BARBARA K. Snow Little has been recorded of the White Bellbird (Procnias alba) in the field. In March 1960 I made brief observationso n a singlea dult male in the Kanaku Mountains of southern...

Tropical Gnatcatcher

Tropical Gnatcatcher (Polioptila plumbea)

Observations on the nesting and incubation behavior of the Tropical Gnatcatcher (Polioptila plumbea) Author(s): Erin C. Hannelly & Harold F. Greeney OBSERVATIONS ON INCUBATION AND NESTING BEHAVIOR OF THE TROPICAL GNATCATCHER (POLIOPTILA PLUMBEA)...

Sicilian Rock Partridge

SAP: Sicilian Rock Partridge

Every year in Sicily large areas of dry grasslands and scattered scrubs are lost by fires. Burnt areas are no longer suitable for the species at least for that year. In certain circumstances the fire on grassland may not represent a major problem in...

Ruddy Ground-Dove

Ruddy Ground-Dove (Colmbina talpacoti)

REPRODUCTIVE ECOLOGY OF THE RUDDY GROUND-DOVE ON THE CENTRAL PLATEAU OF BRAZIL Author(s): RENATO CINTRA The reproductive ecology of the Ruddy Ground-Dove (Columbina talpacoti) was studied between January 1982 and February 1983 in the Cerrado of the...

Rodrigues Solitaire 2

Rodrigues Solitaire

[order] COLUMBIFORMES | [family] RAPHIDAE | [latin] Pezophaps solitaria | [UK] Rodrigues Solitaire | [Authority] J. F. Gmelin, 1789 The island of Rodrigues, far out in the Indian Ocean, is one of the Mascarene group and here a dodo-like species...

Red-footed Falcon

SAP: Red-footed Falcon

The Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus is considered Near Threatened both in Europe and globally, due to its large (>30%) decline over three generations (i.e. from the 1970s). The species is listed in Appendix II of CMS, in Appendix II of CITES...

Pied Lapwing

Pied Lapwing (Vanellus cayanus)

[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Vanellus cayanus | [UK] Pied Lapwing | [FR] Vanneau de Cayenne | [DE] Cayennekiebitz | [ES] Avefría de Cayena | [IT] Pavoncella della Cayenna | [NL] Cayenne-kievit | [SU] –...

Paradise Tanager

Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis)

Observations at a Paradise Tanager nest Author(s): TERESA M . WOOD, The Paradise Tanager (Tanguru chifensis) inhabits the canopy and forest edge of tropical forests in the Amazon Basin and Guianan region of South America (Isler and Isler 1987...