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On the Biology of Five Species of Swifts (Apodidae, Cypseloidinae) in Costa Rica


Series: Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology Volume: 4/5

By: Manuel Marín A (Author), F Gary Stiles (Author)

65 pages, 2 plates with colour illustrations; 37 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 14 tables

Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology

Paperback | Dec 1992 | #24852
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A study the breeding biology of four species of swifts, the White-collared (Streptoprocne zonaris), White-chinned (Cypseloides cryptus), Spot-fronted (Cypseloides cherriei), and Chestnut-collared (Cypseloides rutilus) Swifts, at a site in the canyon of the Río Tiribí, at ca. 1900 m on the southwest slope of Volcán Irazú in central Costa Rica, from 1984 to 1987. Observations and specimen data on these species and the Black Swift (Cypseloides niger) enabled a review of the morphology, flight, foraging, roosting, and reproduction biology of swifts of the subfamily Cypseloidinae in Costa Rica.

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