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Notes on the biology of Chapman's swift Chaetura chapmani (Aves, Apodidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2320

Show simple item record Collins, Charles Thompson, 1938- en_US Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945. en_US 2005-10-06T16:28:32Z 2005-10-06T16:28:32Z 1968 en_US
dc.description 15 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Recent field work in Trinidad and a review of museum specimens has provided additional information on the poorly known Chapman's swift, Chaetura chapmani. Details are given on a color change associated with plumage wear and also measurements and ranges of the two recognized subspecies. Chaetura c. chapmani is a sedentary breeder in the area from Panama to the mouth of the Amazon River. It breeds in the early part of the rainy season, which is during the northern spring and summer. Chaetura c. viridipennis appears to breed south of the equator in southern Brazil during the northern winter and to migrate to Colombia during the northern summer months. Observations on one nest of Chapman's swift found in Trinidad are presented. The nest, clutch size, incubation period, and appearance of the young are very similar to those of other congeners. Data are presented on the weight and molt of adults and juveniles of this species in Trinidad. A wing-clapping display is described which differs somewhat from that described for some other species of Chaetura. Notes on the ecology of C. chapmani in Trinidad are presented"--P. 13-14. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2320 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2320, 1968 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chaetura chapmani. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Swifts -- Trinidad. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Swifts -- Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Swifts -- South America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Trinidad. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- South America. en_US
dc.title Notes on the biology of Chapman's swift Chaetura chapmani (Aves, Apodidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2320 en_US
dc.title.alternative Chapman's swift en_US
dc.type text en_US

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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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