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1 September 2013 First Description of the nest of the Hooded Berryeater, Carpornis cucullata
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I describe the nest of the Hooded Berryeater (Carpornis cucullata), an endemic of the Atlantic Forest of southeast Brazil. On the basis of observations of six nests, three main types of nest placement were identified: (1) nests supported by forks, (2) nest totally supported by a single horizontal branch, and (3) nests erected at the base of the dense mass of stems growing from bamboo nodes. All six nests were structurally similar, with several twigs forming a superficial web, which constituted the surface of the incubatory chamber. Below and around this web, there was a loose to dense layer of supporting thicker sticks. The six nests also had in common the presence of a flexible liana-like fern, which lined the nests' external margin in a variable degree. In some respects, the nest of the Hooded Berryeater is similar to the nest of the congeneric Black-headed Berryeater (C. melanocephala), though they differ conspicuously in that the latter is mostly composed of large, dry leaves in the lower layer.

2013 by the Wilson Ornithological Society
Giovanni Nachtigall Maurício "First Description of the nest of the Hooded Berryeater, Carpornis cucullata," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125(3), (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1676/13-040.1
Received: 5 March 2013; Accepted: 1 May 2013; Published: 1 September 2013
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