New range limit of the Anopetia gounellei (Aves: Trochilidae): State of art and a review on the updated area

Erica Csekö Nolasco, Washington De Jesus Sant’anna Da Franca-Rocha, Thiago Moura, Jesús N. Pinto-Ledezma

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Abstract

New technologies and the rapid amount of data help to improve and update the distribution of the species. Anopetia gounellei (Broad-tipped Hermit, Trochilidae) is a poorly known hummingbird and has been recorded outside its formal range since 2009. Here we reviewed the records of the Broad-tipped Hermit, proposing new range limits and discussing the species ecoregional endemism. The species was recorded in a variety of vegetation, including caatinga and humid forest. Our updated range-limit suggest an increase of 80% from the previous range, exceeding the Caatinga limits, calling into question the endemism of the species to this biome, but confirming a close relationship with dry ecoregions in Brazil. Basic information about its biology is needed, and further studies about breeding and ecological requirements are recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-285
Number of pages11
JournalPapeis Avulsos de Zoologia
Volume57
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Biome
  • Caatinga
  • Distribution
  • Endemism
  • Hummingbird-plant interaction

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