Miscellaneous ecological notes on Brazilian birds of prey and owls

Authors

  • José Carlos Motta-Junior Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Ecologia
  • Marco Antonio Monteiro Granzinolli Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Ecologia
  • Alberto Resende Monteiro Universidade do Vale do Paraíba, Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento

Keywords:

Falconiformes, Strigiformes, food habits, breeding, mobbing behaviour, leucism, Brazil

Abstract

Sixteen opportunistic field observations of eight species of Brazilian raptors (Falconiformes and Strigiformes) are reported here as a contribution to the knowledge of the natural history of these poorly studied birds in Brazil. The observations are related to the food habits (Buteo albicaudatus, Herpetotheres cachinnans, Milvago chimachima, Falco femoralis), reproduction (Asio stygius, Megascops choliba), mobbing behaviour elicited in other birds (Geranospiza caerulescens, H. cachinnans, F. femoralis, A. stygius, Athene cunicularia) and a rare case of leucism in owls (A. cunicularia).

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Published

2010-12-01

How to Cite

Motta-Junior, J. C., Granzinolli, M. A. M., & Monteiro, A. R. (2010). Miscellaneous ecological notes on Brazilian birds of prey and owls. Biota Neotropica, 10(4). Retrieved from https://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/748

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