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1 March 2015 Description of the nest, eggs, and nestling of Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrants (Myiotheretes fuscorufus)
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The Myiotheretes bush-tyrants are a small clade of Neotropical flycatchers (family: Tyrannidae) localized to narrow elevational strips in the Andes Mountains. Here, we describe the first reported nest of Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrants (Myiotheretes fuscorufus). It was a large cup nest lined with Usnea lichen and elevated on a sheltered rock ledge behind a flowering Puya bromeliad at 2,985 m asl in the buffer zone of Manu National Park, Peru. We provide a near-complete history of the nest from eggs through fledging, and compare data with previous nesting reports for other Myiotheretes species.

2015 by the Wilson Ornithological Society
Callum J. Kingwell and Gustavo A. Londoño "Description of the nest, eggs, and nestling of Rufous-bellied Bush-Tyrants (Myiotheretes fuscorufus)," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127(1), 92-97, (1 March 2015). https://doi.org/10.1676/14-029.1
Received: 19 February 2014; Accepted: 1 September 2014; Published: 1 March 2015
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