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Geographical Distribution, Ecology, and Conservation Status of Costa Rican Dry-Forest Avifauna

Gilbert Barrantes and Julio E. Sánchez

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780520223097
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937772 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0012
Geographical Distribution, Ecology, and Conservation Status of Costa Rican Dry-Forest Avifauna

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This chapter focuses on the Costa Rican dry-forest avifauna. It discusses the origin, distribution, habitat use, migration behavior, reproduction, and the adaptation of dry-forest birds to seasonal changes in food abundance. It also presents recommendations for their protection and conservation.

Keywords: avifauna; habitat use; migration behavior; birds; seasonal changes; food abundance

Chapter.  5626 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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