Low pressure waves that contributed to the formation of Hurricane Wilma in the western Caribbean produced westerly winds in the central Caribbean and Puerto Rico during the second week of October, 2005. On October 12 and for the following two weeks Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus, six locations) and Veery (C. fuscescens, one location) were reported from the island. These species usually migrate through Central America and the central Caribbean and appear not to have been recorded before in Puerto Rico. The hurricane season overlaps the autumnal migration. Increase in cyclonic activity with local wind direction dependent on the location of centers of low pressure may increase vagrancy.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 43 • No. 1