Diurnal activity patterns of Black-Necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) during the non-breeding season in the eastern Caribbean

Journal of Caribbean Ornithology
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Abstract

Diurnal activity patterns of resident Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) were observed on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands, during October 2010. Stilts were principally engaged in foraging and idle behaviors. The amount of time engaged in particular behaviors was relatively constant throughout the day, except during mid-afternoon when idleness increased and foraging decreased, with a subsequent increase in foraging in the evening. We speculate that the increase in foraging activity was a result of changing prey activity.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Diurnal activity patterns of Black-Necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) during the non-breeding season in the eastern Caribbean
Series title Journal of Caribbean Ornithology
Volume 26
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Birds Caribbean
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 5 p.
First page 17
Last page 21