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First nest description of the Azure-shouldered Tanager (Thraupis cyanoptera, Thraupidae)

Queijo Zima, Paulo Victor [1] ; Perrella, Daniel Fernandes [1] ; Francisco, Mercival Roberto [2, 1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Recursos Nat, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Ciencias Ambientais, Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ORNITOLOGIA; v. 27, n. 2, p. 122-125, JUN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The genus Thraupis represents the typical tanagers, and despite the commonness of some species their reproductive aspects are poorly documented. Here we provide the first description of nests and nestlings of the Azure-shouldered Tanager, Thraupis cyanoptera, and we provide additional information on eggs. We found three active nests at Carlos Botelho State Park, southeastern Brazil, in September and October 2014, and in November 2016. The nests were built within large tangles of bromeliads, 4.1-5.2 m above ground. They were shallow bottom-supported cups, composed mainly of elongated stripes of dry bromeliad leaves. Eggs were subeliptical, with white background color and small brown spots and blotches evenly distributed throughout the surface. Nestlings had pink skin and gray down, with ocher bill and white swollen flanges. Although more forest-dwelling than other congeners, the Azure-shouldered Tanager seems to tolerate some habitat disturbance, as nests were observed in clearings. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/52315-7 - Top predators of food chain
Grantee:Pedro Manoel Galetti Junior
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants