Tropical countryside riparian corridors provide critical habitat and connectivity for seed-dispersing forest birds in a fragmented landscape

@article{ekerciolu2015TropicalCR,
  title={Tropical countryside riparian corridors provide critical habitat and connectivity for seed-dispersing forest birds in a fragmented landscape},
  author={Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu and Scott Loarie and Federico Oviedo‐Brenes and Chase D. Mendenhall and Gretchen C. Daily and Paul R. Ehrlich},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2015},
  volume={156},
  pages={343-353}
}
We conducted extensive mist netting and radio tracking of common frugivorous, seed-dispersing, and tropical forest-dwelling blue-crowned manakins (Lepidothrix coronata; BCMA) and white-ruffed manakins (Corapipo altera; WRMA) to study their habitat use, movements, breeding success, and seed dispersal potential in the fragmented landscape of southern Costa Rica. We obtained 1354 GPS locations from 20 BCMAs and 4040 GPS locations from 54 WRMAs we tracked. These birds were dependent on forest…