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Title: Primer registro de Empidonax fulvifrons en Nicaragua

Author: Muñoz, Francisco J.; Arendt, Wayne J; Chavarria, Liliana; Somarriba, Pablo; Cruz, Aura L.;

Date: 2009

Source: Zeledonia. 13(2):47-50

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: English title: First documented report of buff-breasted fl ycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons in Nicargua. A buff-breasted flycatcher (Empidonax fulvifrons) was observed on 4 January 2008 in Loma Fría, Dipilto Municipality, Department of Nueva Segovia. The bird was sited in a pasture with scattered pines (Pinus oocarpa) adjacent to a pine-oak forest. It formed part of a mixed-species foraging fl ock comprised of 25 species and 40 individuals. The flock included species characteristic of the pine-oak ecosystem: greater pewee (Contopus pertinax), grace’s warbler (Dendroica graciae), townsend’s warbler (Dendroica townsendi), hermit warbler (Dendroica occidentalis) and black-headed siskin (Carduelis notata). The flycatcher was easily identifi ed by its diminutive size, rich, cinnamon-buff wash across the breast and brownish overall plumage, unique within its genus. The species is undergoing a decline in the northern portions of its range, mostly owing to reoccurring wildfires in its breeding grounds.

Keywords: buff-breasted fl ycatcher, Dipilto, Empidonax fulvifrons, fi rst record, Loma Fría, pine-oak, Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua

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Muñoz, Francisco J.; Arendt, Wayne J; Chavarria, Liliana; Somarriba, Pablo; Cruz, Aura L. 2009. Primer registro de Empidonax fulvifrons en Nicaragua. Zeledonia. 13(2):47-50. [Note: Title in English: First documented report of buff-breasted flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons in Nicaragua.]


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