La Selva Biological Station (intact forest)
Basic information
Sample name: La Selva Biological Station (intact forest)

Reference: D. J. Levey. 1988. Tropical wet forest treefall gaps and distributions of understory birds and plants. Ecology 69(4):1076-1089 [ER 724]
Country: Costa Rica

Coordinate: 10° 26' N, 83° 59' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 26.0
MAP: 4260.0
Habitat comments: "Tropical Wet Forest and Tropical Premontane Wet Forest, warm transition"
climate data based on Kennedy and Horn (2008)
Life forms: birds
Sites: 13
Sampling methods: mist nets
Sample size: 637
Years: 1982, 1983
Days: 48
Nets or traps: 25
Net or trap nights: 1200
Sampling comments: 25 2.6 x 12 m nets in "13 intact forest sites" that were sampled for "4 d each month over a 12-mo period"
Sample: 1048
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-08-17 17:24:58
Modified: 2014-08-17 17:31:53
Abundance distribution
60 species
15 singletons
total count 637
extrapolated richness: 82.3
Fisher's α: 16.241
geometric series k: 0.9213
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9102
Shannon's H: 3.1028
Good's u: 0.9765
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Micrastur ruficollis1161 g carnivore-insectivore
Geotrygon montana15.2 g granivore-frugivore
Geotrygon veraguensis6155 g frugivore
Chalybura urochrysia36.8 g nectarivore-insectivore
Florisuga mellivora37.4 g nectarivore-insectivore
Phaethornis superciliosus256.3 g nectarivore-insectivore
Phaethornis longuemareus53.0 g nectarivore-insectivore
Thalurania colombica104.5 g nectarivore-insectivore
Threnetes ruckeri65.2 g nectarivore-insectivore
Trogon rufus253.8 g insectivore-frugivore
Electron platyrhynchum173.0 g frugivore-insectivore
Automolus ochrolaemus240.2 g insectivore
Sclerurus guatemalensis134.7 g insectivore
Xenops minutus210.6 g frugivore-insectivore
Dendrocolaptes certhia868.7 g insectivore
Dendrocincla fuliginosa1038.7 g insectivore
Glyphorhynchus spirurus117 frugivore-insectivore
Xiphorhynchus erythropygius146.8 g insectivore
Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus156.4 g insectivore
Dysithamnus striaticeps312.0 g
Gymnopithys leucaspis264.9 g insectivore
Hylophylax naevioides717.8 g insectivore
Myrmeciza exsul726.5 g insectivore
Myrmotherula axillaris42.8 g frugivore-insectivore
Myrmotherula fulviventris710.4 g insectivore
Phaenostictus mcleannani2351.1 g insectivore
Formicarius analis762.2 g insectivore
Mionectes oleagineus472.3 g insectivore-frugivore
Platyrinchus coronatus93.0 g insectivore
Rhynchocyclus brevirostris124.3 g insectivore
Terenotriccus erythrurus97.4 g insectivore
Empidonax sp.3
Onychorhynchus coronatus214.0 g insectivore
Attila spadiceus139.1 g insectivore
Rhytipterna holerythra136.8 g insectivore
Corapipo leucorrhoa2710.7 g frugivore
Manacus candei618.8 g frugivore
Pipra mentalis12615.0 g frugivore
Cyphorhinus phaeocephalus524.6 g insectivore
Henicorhina leucosticta1714.8 g insectivore
Microcerculus philomela118.6 g insectivore
Thryothorus nigricapillus123.9 g insectivore
Microbates cinereiventris1311.9 g insectivore
Catharus minimus532.6 g insectivore-frugivore
Catharus ustulatus1730.3 g insectivore-frugivore
Hylocichla mustelina847.8 g insectivore-frugivore
Myadestes melanops232.1 g
Hylophilus ochraceiceps211.6 g insectivore
Oporornis philadelphia112.0 g insectivore
Parkesia noveboracensis2 insectivore
"Seiurus noveboracensis"
Wilsonia canadensis110.3 g insectivore-frugivore
Chlorothraupis carmioli36.0 g insectivore-frugivore
Euphonia gouldi614.0 g frugivore
Piranga rubra15.5 g insectivore-frugivore
Tachyphonus delatrii1418.0 g frugivore-insectivore
Cyanocompsa cyanoides232.5 g frugivore-insectivore
Arremon aurantiirostris334.5 g frugivore-insectivore
Oryzoborus funereus412.3 g granivore
Sporophila corvina73.1 g
"Sporophila aurita"
Volatinia jacarina13.2 g granivore