Offshore hummingbird sightings in Chilean Patagonia

Paolo S. Segre, Alessandro Bocconcelli, Leigh S. Hickmott, Gloria Howes, Joseph D. Warren, Gustavo Chiang

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By many metrics hummingbirds are excellent fliers, but few species are known to undertake long flights over open water. Here we report 33 sightings of Green-backed Firecrowns (Sephanoides sephaniodes) crossing the Corcovado Gulf in Chilean Patagonia. Sightings ranged between 1.2 and 12.6 km from shore and occurred in a variety of weather conditions. The high frequency of offshore encounters suggests that either the Green-backed Firecrown performs a seasonal migration between Patagonian islands and fjords or a high level of connectivity exists between geographically separated metapopulations.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)796-799
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónWilson Journal of Ornithology
EstadoPublicada - sep. 2018
Publicado de forma externa

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Ecología, evolución, comportamiento y sistemática
  • Ecología
  • Animales y zoología


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