Some Aspects of the Reproductive Biology of the Mexican Sheartail (Doricha eliza) in Central Veracruz

@inproceedings{DazValenzuela2011SomeAO,
  title={Some Aspects of the Reproductive Biology of the Mexican Sheartail (Doricha eliza) in Central Veracruz},
  author={Rom{\'a}n D{\'i}az-Valenzuela and Nubia Lara-Rodr{\'i}guez and R. Ortiz-Pulido and F. Gonz{\'a}lez-Garc{\'i}a and A. R. Bautista},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract. The Mexican Sheartail (Doricha eliza) is a hummingbird endemic to Mexico, where it occurs in disjunct populations in the states of Yucatan and Veracruz. In neither area has the species' reproductive biology been studied. On the basis of observations in Veracruz we characterize the species' eggs (the first description for the genus), fledging success, nestling growth, causes of mortality, nest-site selection, and courtship behavior. We located 11 active nests at various stages (8 eggs… Expand
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