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Chapter 7: Migration and winter ecologyAuthor(s): Deborah M. Finch; Jeffrey F. Kelly; Jean-Luc E. Cartron
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M.; Stoleson, Scott H., eds. Status, ecology, and conservation of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-60. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 71-82.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) is a Neotropical migrant that breeds in North America, but winters in Central and northern South America. Little specific information is known about migration and wintering ecology of the southwestern willow flycatcher (E. t. extimus) (Yong and Finch 1997). Our report applies principally to the species as a whole and not just to the endangered subspecies. In this chapter, we describe timing of migration, migration routes, stopover behavior and ecology, winter distribution, and migration and winter habitats of the willow flycatcher species complex. We also explore the topic of possible threats to migrating and wintering flycatchers associated with habitat loss and pesticide use.
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CitationFinch, Deborah M.; Kelly, Jeffrey F.; Cartron, Jean-Luc E. 2000. Chapter 7: Migration and winter ecology. In: Finch, Deborah M.; Stoleson, Scott H., eds. Status, ecology, and conservation of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-60. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 71-82.
Keywordssouthwestern willow flycatcher, endangered species, riparian, Southwest, exotic woody plants, rivers, recovery, habitat restoration, Neotropical migratory bird, brown-headed cowbird
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