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1 June 2011 Avifauna of the Gran Pajonal and Southern Cerros Del Sira, Peru
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Field surveys conducted between 4 September and 17 November 2008 resulted in the first comprehensive inventory of the avifauna of the outlying highlands of the Gran Pajonal and southern Cerros del Sira in central Peru. We report 462 bird species representing 52 families from above 900 m elevation. We describe the avian communities of humid montane habitats and savanna, and provide accounts for 22 species for which we obtained either new distributional data or information of taxonomic significance. We also discuss avian migration, reproduction, molt, and conservation in the region. Our results highlight the richness and uniqueness of the avifauna of the Cerros del Sira and Gran Pajonal, and reinforce the scientific and conservation importance of the eastern Andes and its outlying ridges.
Michael G. Harvey, Benjamin M. Winger, Glenn F. Seeholzer and Daniel Cáceres A "Avifauna of the Gran Pajonal and Southern Cerros Del Sira, Peru," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123(2), (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.1676/10-066.1
Received: 21 April 2010; Accepted: 1 December 2010; Published: 1 June 2011
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