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1 September 2017 Home Range Size and Nocturnal Roost Locations of Western Chat-Tanagers (Calyptophilus tertius)
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Western Chat-Tanagers (Calyptophilus tertius) are a rare and globally vulnerable songbird endemic to the island of Hispaniola. We conducted a radio-telemetry study of non-breeding Western Chat-Tanagers at two adjacent cloud forest sites in Sierra de Bahoruco in southwestern Dominican Republic during March and April of 2010. Male home ranges averaged 2.18 ± 0.25 ha in size (n = 4) and were significantly larger than those of females (0.88 ± 0.04 ha; n = 2). However, core use areas did not differ significantly between the sexes. We assumed that males and females with overlapping home ranges were mated pairs. At night, two putative pairs roosted an average distance apart of 15.8 ± 3.5 m (n = 7 observations).

Christopher C. Rimmer, Patrick L. Johnson, and John D. Lloyd "Home Range Size and Nocturnal Roost Locations of Western Chat-Tanagers (Calyptophilus tertius)," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(3), 611-615, (1 September 2017). https://doi.org/10.1676/16-097.1
Received: 13 June 2016; Accepted: 1 November 2016; Published: 1 September 2017
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