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First description of the nest, eggs, and breeding behavior of the Mérida Tapaculo (Scytalopus meridanus)

Wilson Journal of Ornithology

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DOI: 10.1676/05-159.1

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Abstract

We provide the first description of the nest, eggs, and breeding behavior of the Mérida Tapaculo (Scytalopus meridanus). Data are from one pair in the moist cloud forest of Yacambu National Park, Venezuela during April–May 2004. Two nests, constructed by the same pair, were globular in structure and consisted of mossy material placed in a rock crevice of a muddy rock wall. The eggs were cream colored with an average mass of 4.19 g. Clutch sizes were one in the first nest and two in the second. The species showed bi-parental care in nest building and incubation. Nest attentiveness (percent time spent on the nest incubating) averaged 83.4 ± 14% (SD). Average on and off bouts were 33.24 and 6.34 min, respectively.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
First description of the nest, eggs, and breeding behavior of the Mérida Tapaculo (Scytalopus meridanus)
Series title:
Wilson Journal of Ornithology
DOI:
10.1676/05-159.1
Volume
119
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wilson Ornithological Society
Description:
4 p.
First page:
121
Last page:
124
Country:
Venezuela
Other Geospatial:
Yacambu National Park
Online Only (Y/N):
N
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N