EFFECTS OF WEATHER ON PARROT GEOPHAGY IN TAMBOPATA, PERU

@inproceedings{Brightsmith2004EFFECTSOW,
  title={EFFECTS OF WEATHER ON PARROT GEOPHAGY IN TAMBOPATA, PERU},
  author={Donald J. Brightsmith},
  year={2004}
}
  • Donald J. Brightsmith
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Abstract Geophagy is widespread and well documented for mammals, but avian geophagy has only recently become the subject of serious scientific investigation. I analyzed data from 606 mornings of observations at a large avian geophagy site or “clay lick” in the southwestern Amazon Basin to examine the effects of weather on bird lick use. Birds used the clay lick on 94% of the mornings without precipitation or fog. Parrots dominated the site in both numbers of species (17) and individuals (>99… CONTINUE READING
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