A DESCRIPTION OF THE FIRST MICRONESIAN HONEYEATER (MYZOMELA RUBRATRA SAFFORDI) NESTS FOUND ON SAIPAN, MARIANA ISLANDS

@inproceedings{Sachtleben2006ADO,
  title={A DESCRIPTION OF THE FIRST MICRONESIAN HONEYEATER (MYZOMELA RUBRATRA SAFFORDI) NESTS FOUND ON SAIPAN, MARIANA ISLANDS},
  author={Thalia Sachtleben and Jennifer L. Reidy and Julie A. Savidge},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract We provide the first descriptions of Micronesian Honeyeater (Myzomela rubratra saffordi) nests (n = 7) and nestlings (n = 6) from Saipan in the Mariana Islands. Measured nests (n = 3) averaged 46.7 mm in inner cup diameter, 65.7 mm in outer diameter, 41.3 mm in cup height, and 55.3 mm in external nest height. We found all nests in two species of native trees, 1.47–5.1 m above the ground. Nesting materials were primarily vine tendrils and Casuarina equisetifolia needles. We also report… 

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