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  Ornithological Research

 

 

Dr. Stewart White at the University of Glasgow has conducted ornithological research in the Payamino area every summer since 2001. This research consists of an ongoing species census, an ongoing capture-recapture study and a number of undergraduate final year projects.

Methods
The ornithological work is completed using three interlinked methods:
•Mist netting
– Individuals identified to species and sexed if possible
– Biometrical measurements taken
– Marked with unique ring
•Visual observation
– Surveys using various methods including Mackinnons List Technique
•Sound recording

Results
Overall the results have been extremely promising and show a huge variety of birds found in this area including 28 out of 31 pristine habitat 'indicator' species.
•Overall
–255 species
–7 range extensions
–28 out of 31 indicator species
•Mist netting
–2227 captures
–136 species caught
–236 recaptures (10.6%)

Further ornithological work will be ongoing in 2008 during the University of Glasgow Expedition (June-July) and Field Course (September) as well as during a brief visit to the area in March with as a guide on a ornitholigical ecotour. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available to visit the Payamino click here.

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Amazonian Royal-flycatcher - Onychorhynchus coronatus

Buff-tailed Sicklebill - Eutoxeres condamini

Collared Puffbird - Bucco capensis

Lined Forest-falcon - Micrastur gilvicollis

Golden-headed Manakin - Pipra erythrocephala

Swallow Tailed Kite

Blue-crowned Motmot - Momotus momota

Amazon Kingfisher - Chlorceryle amazona

White-fronted Nunbird - Monaso morphoeus