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1 June 2013 Breeding Seasons of Landbirds in New Caledonia
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Based on 805 observations of 63 species, we identified the main breeding seasons of avian trophic guilds in New Caledonia. Most omnivorous and carnivorous birds had undefined breeding periods with moderate peaks during the warm/dry season and the hot/rainy season. In contrast, nectarivorous, frugivorous, granivorous and insectivorous species had marked breeding seasons that started at the beginning of the warm/dry season and ended in the hot/rainy season. Introduced species also reproduced during these periods, regardless of the trophic guild to which they belonged.

2013 by the Wilson Ornithological Society
Nicolas Barré, François Tron, Vivien Chartendrault, Yuji Okahisa, Nozomu J. Sato, Andrew Legault, and Jörn Theuerkauf "Breeding Seasons of Landbirds in New Caledonia," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125(2), (1 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.1676/12-110.1
Received: 3 July 2012; Accepted: 1 September 2012; Published: 1 June 2013
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