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Title: Reproductive success of the Puerto Rican vireo in a montane habitat

Author: Tossas, A.G.;

Date: 2008

Source: Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 120(3):460-466.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: studied the reproductive success of the Puerto Rican Vireo (Vireo latimeri) from 1998 to 2000 in Maricao State Forest, a montane reserve in the southwestern part of Puerto Rico. No parasitism by the Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis) was found but 63% of 38 active nests were depredated with an overall daily nest survival of 0.932  0.007 ( SE). Mean nest survival estimates following Hurricane Georges did not vary significantly before and after the hurricane. However, a return rate of only 39% was estimated for colormarked adults the year including the hurricane compared to 72% for the year without a hurricane. A 26% decline in density of territorial males was observed in the post-hurricane year.

Keywords: wildlife, birds, Puerto Rico

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Tossas, A.G. 2008. Reproductive success of the Puerto Rican vireo in a montane habitat. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 120(3):460-466.


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