Active anting in the Puerto Rican tanager

The Auk
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Anting, a bird’s intentional exposure of its body surface to chemical substances secreted by ants or other agents, has been recorded in over 20 species of birds of 40 families, mostly within the order Passeriformes. Our observations of anting in the Puerto Rico tanager (Neospingus speculiferus) extend the phenomenon to a new genus and the 14th species of the Thraupidae.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Active anting in the Puerto Rican tanager
Series title The Auk
DOI 10.2307/4083939
Volume 87
Issue 2
Year Published 1970
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 376
Last page 378