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Extreme use of feathers for nest construction by the Chilean Swallow (Tachycineta leucopyga) in the sub-Antarctic forests of southern Chile
(SOC Brasileira Ornitología, 2016-06)
Nesting birds commonly incorporate feathers into nest linings given their insulation properties. Although use of feathers is common among swallows, here we provide the first recording of nests built almost completely with ...
Cryptic interactions revisited from ecological networks: Mosses as a key link between trees and hummingbirds
1. Ecological interactions are the glue of biodiversity, structuring communities and determining their functionality. However, our knowledge about ecological interactions is usually biased against cryptic interactions ...
Nesting ecology of Megachile (Sayapis) mendozana Cockerell and its synonymy with Megachile (Sayapis) santiaguensis Durante (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
(Magnolia Press, 2011-08)
We synonymized M. santiaguensis Durante with M. mendozana Cockerell based on individual siblings of different sex obtained from a trap-nest. Similarity in morphology between individuals of both sexes of M. mendozana, as ...
Nest Architecture, Clutch Size, Nestling Growth Patterns and Nestling Attendance of the Fire-eyed Diucon (Xolmis pyrope) in North-Central Chile
(Wilson Ornithological Soc, 2016)
We present descriptions of nest architecture, clutch size, nestling growth and nestling attendance for the Fire-eyed Diucon (Xolmis pyrope), based on nests found at the Fray Jorge National Park, Chile, at the northernmost ...
The effects of ant nests on soil fertility and plant performance: a meta-analysis
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2017-07)
Ants are recognized as one of the major sources of soil disturbance world-wide. However, this view is largely based on isolated studies and qualitative reviews. Here, for the first time, we quantitatively determined whether ...
The behavior and natural history of Chartergellus, a little-known genus of neotropical social wasps (Vespidae Polistinae Epiponini)
This study reviews published data on the behavior and natural history of Chartergellus and presents the first observations on social interactions in this genus of tropical swarm-founding wasps. Observations of Chartergellus ...
Nesting behavior and ecological preferences of five Diphaglossinae species (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Colletidae) from Argentina and Chile
(International Society of Hymenopterists, 2013-08-01)
The nests of Cadeguala albopilosa (Spinola, 1851), Diphaglossa gayi Spinola, 1851, Ptiloglossa tarsata (Friese, 1900), Ptiloglossa matutina (Schrottky, 1904) and Zikanapis tucumana (Moure, 1945) (Colletidae, Diphaglossinae) ...
Nesting ecology of the American crocodile in La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve, Mexico