Reproductive biology of the endangered wattled curassow (Crax globulosa; Galliformes: Cracidae) in the Juruá River Basin, Western Brazilian Amazonia

Leite, Gabriel Augusto, Farias, Izeni Pires, Peres, Carlos Augusto and Brooks, Daniel M. (2017) Reproductive biology of the endangered wattled curassow (Crax globulosa; Galliformes: Cracidae) in the Juruá River Basin, Western Brazilian Amazonia. Journal of Natural History, 51 (11-12). pp. 677-687. ISSN 0022-2933

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Abstract

The reproductive biology of Crax globulosa is virtually unknown, this knowledge comprised of only a few anecdotal notes. We found nine nests of Crax globulosa in the middle section of the Jurua River, western Brazilian Amazon, during the dry season. Nests averaged 22.5 m from water and 13.3 m above the ground. We observed two nest types: five made of twigs, leaves and vines, and four within a bromeliad. All nests contained two eggs, but six (67%) were subsequently predated. A female tagged with a transmitter nested twice during the same breeding season. A chick was monitored together with its parents for > 10 months. In addition to hunting and habitat loss, nest predation could be another threat to this endangered species.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bromeliad,chicks,nest,predation,hatching success
Faculty \ School: ?? UEA ??
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 14:18
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65968
DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2017.1293179

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