Territory switching behavior in a sedentary tropical passerine, the dusky antbird (Cercomacra tyrannina)

@inproceedings{Morton2000TerritorySB,
  title={Territory switching behavior in a sedentary tropical passerine, the dusky antbird (Cercomacra tyrannina)},
  author={Eugene S. Morton and Kim C. Derrickson and Bridget J. M. Stutchbury},
  year={2000}
}
Demographic data from an 8-year study of a marked population showed that switching territories and mates is common in both genders of dusky antbirds (Cercomacra tyrannina), a sedentary neotropical passerine with year-round territories and pairbonds. We conducted 22 experimental removals and followed six natural disappearances to examine territory switching. Antbirds quickly abandoned territories and mates to move to openings created by experimental removals. Pairing with the resident on a new… CONTINUE READING

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