Breeding and Surviving of Galapagos Mockingbirds During El Nino.
In this paper, I will describe the effects of the 1982-83 El Nino on the breeding biology and social organization of Galapagos mockingbirds (Nesomimus spp.), I will concentrate primarily on results from Isla Genovesa, where I have studied mockingbirds (N. parvulus bauri) since 1981 following earlier work by Peter Grant and colleagues from 1978 through 1980. I will supplement this information with results from Champion, where we have monitored the small mockingbird population (N. trifasciatus) since 1980, and with casual obervations made on other islands.
|Main Author:||Curry, Robert L.|