You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: BREEDING AND NATAL DISPERSAL IN THE PUERTO RICAN VIREO
Author: WOODWORTH, BETHANY L.; FAABORG, JOHN; ARENDT, WAYNE J.;
Source: J. Field Ornithol., 69(1):1-7
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: Information on dispersali s critical for understandingt he population dynamicso f birds. We estimated breeding and natal dispersal in two studies of a population of the Puerto Rican Vireo (Vireo latimeri) that is in danger of local extirpation due to low reproductive success from 7.1-29% of adult males and 12.5 - 25% of adult females changed territories between breeding seasons. The median breeding dispersal distance of 12 birds (7 males, 2 females, and 3 of unknowns ex) was3 70 m (range 110-560 m). Four fledglings dispersed a median distance of 490 m from their natal nests to breeding territories (range 300-2030 m).The implications of these data for population trends of the vireo in Guanica Forest are discussed.
Keywords: Guanica, Puerto Rico,
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
XML: View XML
WOODWORTH, BETHANY L.; FAABORG, JOHN; ARENDT, WAYNE J. 1998. BREEDING AND NATAL DISPERSAL IN THE PUERTO RICAN VIREO. J. Field Ornithol., 69(1):1-7
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility