Birds of Sierra de Vallejo, Nayarit, Mexico

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Figueroa-Esquivel, E.M. ; Puebla-Olivares, F (2014)
  • Publisher: Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
  • Journal: Revista Bio Ciencias (issn: 2007-3380, eissn: 2007-3380)
  • Subject: Inventory | Birds of Nayarit | new records | mountain chain of Vallejo. | Agriculture | S | Environmental sciences | GE1-350

Sierra de Vallejo, is considered a priority region for conservation, and is strongly affected by anthropogenic pressures. The inventory of birds are refers to studies in near areas. This study is a concrete contribution of the birds of the mountain chain and north of it. We considered bibliographic records and databases available on the web with records of ocurrence and specimens of scientific collections. Also we perform point counts in different localities inside the reserve. We observed a richness of 261 birds species, the family Tyrannidae is the best represented. Of the species recorded, 177 are permanent residents (31 are endemic and 15 are quasi-endemics to Mexico) and 73 are migratory; the remaining eleven records have other status. Also 43 species are in endangered categories. We include species that have not been recorded in the lists of the area and records of species expand their ranges at Nayarit. Due to the great diversity of birds observed, it is necesary to continue the research work about habitat use, abundance and monitoring, it will provides the basis for the conservation of birds of Sierra de Vallejo.
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