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Kratter, Andrew W.
The nests of two bamboo specialists: Celeus spectabilis and Cercomacra manu
Journal of Field Ornithology
Journal Article
Parque Nacional del Manu ecology Gramineae Monocotyledones Angiospermae Spermatophyta Plantae Passeriformes Aves Vertebrata Chordata Animalia Piciformes Animalia Celeus spectabilis Rufous-headed Woodpecker Cercomacra manu Manu Antbird Guadua weberbaueri bamboo Angiosperms Animals Birds Chordates Monocots Plants Spermatophytes Vertebrates nesting animal behavior natural history Madre de Dios Bibliography
The nests of Celerus spectabilis (Rufous-headed Woodpecker) and Cercomacra manu (Manu Antbird) are described. These are the first published descriptions of the nests of these species, both of which are restricted to thickets of spiny bamboo (Guadua weberbauen) in southwestern Amazonia. The nest of the woodpecker, a hole placed 2.8 m high in a softwooded dead tree, was similar to the nests of other species in the genus. The nest was in an area of almost pure bamboo. The nest of the antbird, also in a dense bamboo thicket, was a pensile pouch suspended by the nest rim. The nest was 3.5 m high and attached to small bamboo branches. The previously defined groups in the genus (the tyrannina group and the nigricans group) may differ in nest structure, although comparative material is scant.
Winter, 1998 Article English