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Boletín Científico. Centro de Museos. Museo de Historia Natural

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Abstract

ARTETA B., Reynaldo  and  MOLINA, Lénix Lázaro. SUBTROPICAL DRY FOREST BIRDS PRESENT IN EIGHT LOCATIONS OF COLOMBIAN MEDIA GUAJIRA. Bol. Cient. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Caldas [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.2, pp.125-137. ISSN 0123-3068.

The purpose of this paper, is an inventory of the avifauna present in eight localities of the department of La Guajira, located in the transition zone of subtropical dry forest was performed. Line transect method was used to record each individual list and organizing families. 1103 birds in 27 families and 54 species censuses conducted between 6:00 am and 10 am one day in each month were recorded. The best was Columbidae family represented with five species, accounting for 9% of the same; followed in that order: Emberizidae and Tyrannidae, with 4 species each, Cuculidae, Icteridae, Parulidae, Psittacidae, Thamnophilidae and Trochilidae Alcenididae with 3 species and 2 species. The remaining families in general are represented by a single species, each contributing 2% of the total species detected throughout the study area; these represent 14% of all registered families. The town of High pine monitoring provided 26% of all individuals surveyed in the study, followed by Itaka, Ishipa, Caracarulella and Carraipía with 19%, 14%, 12% and 10% respectively.

Keywords : Birds; Middle Guajira; Dry forest; La Guajira.

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