Birds of Rice Fields in the Americas

@inproceedings{Acosta2010BirdsOR,
  title={Birds of Rice Fields in the Americas},
  author={M. Acosta and L. Mugica and D. Blanco and Bernab{\'e} L{\'o}pez-Lan{\'u}s and R. Dias and L. Doodnath and Johanna Hurtado},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract. Rice (Oiyza sativa) is cultivated in 21 countries throughout North, South and Central America, and the Caribbean. Waterbird and landbird use of rice paddies in the Americas was evaluated. Information was compiled on birds and rice habitats from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela. At least 169 waterbirds belonging to 21 families and 166 landbirds have been recorded in the paddies of the region. Anatidae was the best… Expand
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