Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Steven C. Latta; JR. Wunderle
    Date: 1998
    Source: The Condor 98 :769-779
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: Download Publication  (775 B)


    We studied microhabitat use, foraging and social behavior of Broad-billed (Todus subulatus)a nd Narrow-billed (T. angustirostrisT) odies in two areaso f sympatry in the Cordillera Central of the Dominican Republic. Solitary Broad-billed and Narrow-billed Todies occupied distinct microhabitats in both shade coffee plantations and native pine forest while generally sharing similar foraging strategies. In both habitats, Broad-billed Todies foraged higher in the vegetation and occurred in more outer horizontal positions with lower foliage density than did their congener. Movement rates and feeding rates differed significantly between the two species, with the Narrow-bill being the more active species. Changes in foraging behavior by both species of todies were observed when they associated with mixed-species flocks in pine forest. We noted a decrease in some measures of spatial

    Publication Notes

    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Latta, Steven C.; Wunderle, JR., Joseph. 1998. Ecological relationships of two todies in Hispaniola: effects of habitat and flocking. The Condor 98 :769-779


    Foraing behavior, mixed-species flocks, hispaniola, todus, insectivores, habitat use

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page