Nesting of the Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea) in nests of the Rusty-margined (Myozetetes cayanensis) and Social (M. similis) Flycatchers
Author(s): Andrzej Dyrcz
In March-May 1999, I conducted observations on breeding ecology of Rusty-margined (Myozetetes cayanensis) and Social (M. similis) flycatchers along the coast of the Barro Colorado Island located on an artificial lake Gatun. The lake was created during the building of the Panama Canal. The island, a nature reserve, has an area of 1642 ha. It is covered mainly with moist tropical forest. A few dozen pairs of Mangrove Swallows (Tachycineta albilinea) nested near the island. Nests were placed in cavities of dead trunks, trees and branches emerging from water around the island. Such nest sites are typical of the species although the swallows may breed also in nest boxes (Ricklefs 1971, Dyrcz 1984, Turner 1989).
Source: ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 11: 83-84
NOTES ON THE LIFE HISTORY OF THE RUSTY-MARGINED FLYCATCHER IN SURINAM
Author(s): F. HAVERSCHMIDT
IN Surinam the Rusty-margined Flycatcher (Myiozetetes cayane.ensis) is one of the commonest birds. For a general description, its habitat and breeding habits the reader is referred to my “Birds of Surinam” (Haver- Schmidt, 1968). Two life-histories have been published, a short one by Skutch (1960) from Barro Colorado in Panama and an extensive one by de Carvalho (1960) from Brazil. My records from Surinam corroborate the observations by both authors and give some additional details of its life history.
Source: Wilson Bull., 33(2)