PRIMER REGISTRO DE NIDIFICACIÓN Y OTRAS OBSERVACIONES SOBRE EL BÚHO VENTRIBANDEADO (PULSATRIX MELANOTA)
Keywords:Forest habitat, Strigiformes, human persecution, superstition.
The Band-bellied Owl (Pulsatrix melanota) is among the least known Neotropical strigiforms, and up to now, no nesting records of the species have been published. In July 2020 in a locality in the eastern foothills of central Peru, an active nest occupied by a single chick and an adult pair of band-bellied owls was found. The nest was located on a small triangular ledge (≈170 cm2) at 6 m high in a forked trunk of a 17 m high and 93,3 cm DBH Albizia carbonaria tree, in a gently sloping hillside of a small ravine at 1290 m a.s.l. The nesting tree was located only at 4 m from a transited road and 40 m from a small village. The habitat in the nest site was dominated by agricultural land. In addition, we describe three other chicks, provide morphometric measurements of an adult and notes on the diet.
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