Avifauna of the Pongos Basin, Amazonas Department, Peru

Daniel M. Brooks, John P. O'Neill, Mercedes S. Foster, Todd Mark, Nico Dauphiné, Irma Lucrecia Franke Jahncke De Valencia

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Abstract

We provide an inventory of the avifauna of the Pongos Basin, northern Amazonas Department, Peru based on museum specimens collected during expeditions spanning >60 years within the 20th century. Four hundred and thirty-eight species representing 52 families are reported. Differences between lowland and higher elevation avifaunas were apparent. Species accounts with overviews of specimen data are provided for four species representing distributional records, two threatened species, and 26 species of Nearctic and Austral migrants, of which six are considered probable migrants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-74
Number of pages21
JournalWilson Journal of Ornithology
Volume121
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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