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Title: Diet of some spring migrant landbirds on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica
Author: Wolfe, Jared D.;
Source: J. Carib. Ornithol. 22(1): 37-40
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: Spring dietary patterns of migrants in tropical latitudes are largely unknown. Here I present diet data derived from an analysis of fecal samples for six migrant landbird species during spring migration along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. High levels of insectivory were detected for all six species captured. The nature of the data presented is discussed in light of El Niño conditions which immediately preceded the field component of this study. Ultimately, detailed knowledge pertaining to the resources utilized by migrant landbirds will improve our ability to manage Caribbean stopover sites.
Keywords: diet, Caribbean coast, Costa Rica, landbirds, Nearctic-Neotropic migrants, spring migration
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Wolfe, Jared D. 2009. Diet of some spring migrant landbirds on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. J. Carib. Ornithol. 22(1): 37-40
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