Araya Peninsula (tropical thorn scrub)
Basic information
Sample name: Araya Peninsula (tropical thorn scrub)

Reference: B. Poulin, G. Lefebvre, and R. McNeil. 1993. Variations in bird abundance in tropical arid and semi-arid habitats. Ibis 135:432-441 [ER 1177]
Country: Venezuela
State: Sucre

Coordinate: 10° 39' N, 63° 42' W
Geography comments: "in the Guarapo region" (not clear what this means as there is no such place name)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 27.3
MAP: 430.0
Habitat comments: there is a "dry season from late November to mid-May"
MAP is stated on text; MAT is based on Pérez-Sánchez et al. (2013)
Life forms: birds
Sampling methods: no design, mist nets
Sample size: 1386
Years: 1986, 1987
Days: 24
Nets or traps: 12
Net or trap nights: 288
Sampling comments: "12 mist-nets (3 x 14m, 32 mm mesh) were operated 5O m apart on a 3x 4 grid, for a 4-h period beginning at dawn twice monthly" over 12 months
Sample: 1708
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-07-09 21:02:39
Modified: 2015-09-27 17:36:10
Abundance distribution
39 species
9 singletons
total count 1386
extrapolated richness: 51.6
Fisher's α: 7.456
geometric series k: 0.8630
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9063
Shannon's H: 2.7136
Good's u: 0.9935
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Coccyzus melacoryphus345.6 g frugivore-insectivore
Chrysolampis mosquitus23.9 g
Chlorostilbon mellisugus91.3 g nectarivore
Leucippus fallax436.0 g
Amazilia tobaci3 nectarivore-insectivore
Galbula ruficauda126.5 g insectivore
Hypnelus ruficollis349.8 g omnivore
Melanerpes rubricapillus555.9 g frugivore-insectivore
Dendroplex picus18 insectivore
"Xiphorhynchus picus"
Campylorhamphus trochilirostris140.8 g insectivore
Thamnophilus doliatus155.1 g insectivore
Formicivora grisea752.2 g insectivore
Camptostoma obsoletum28.1 g frugivore-insectivore
Myiarchus tyrannulus175.4 g insectivore-frugivore
Cnemotriccus fuscatus113.6 g insectivore
Idioptilon margaritaceiventris2
Atalotriccus pilaris21 insectivore
Euscarthmus meloryphus26.8 g insectivore
Elaenia parvirostris2813.8 g frugivore-insectivore
Elaenia strepera119.3 g insectivore-frugivore
Myiopagis viridicata12.3 g insectivore
Sublegatus modestus9814.0 g insectivore
Phaeomyias murina11910.0 g insectivore
Troglodytes aedon11.8 g insectivore
Mimus gilvus1476.8 g insectivore-frugivore
Polioptila plumbea446.1 g insectivore
Vireo olivaceus182.6 g insectivore-frugivore
Hylophilus flavipes733.3 g frugivore
Icterus nigrogularis140.2 g
Parula pitiayumi12.6 g insectivore
Coereba flaveola2701.3 g frugivore-insectivore
Euphonia trinitatis111.0 g frugivore
Thraupis glaucocolpa6831.6 g frugivore
Tachyphonus rufus1834.4 g frugivore-insectivore
Saltator coerulescens354.9 g insectivore-frugivore
Cardinalis phoenicius70
Coryphospingus pileatus1415.3 g granivore
Tiaris bicolor1859.8 g granivore-insectivore
Sporophila lineola29.8 g granivore