FIRST DESCRIPTION OF THE NEST AND NESTLING OF WHITE-BANDED TYRANNULET MECOCERCULUS STICTOPTERUS (TYRANNIDAE)

Harold Francis Greeney, Rudolphe A. Gelis
2020 Revista Ecuatoriana de Ornitología  
We provide the first descriptions of the nest and nestlings of White-banded Tyrannulet Mecocerculus stictopterus, only the second nest description for this genus of small Andean flycatchers (Tyrannidae). We found a single nest with newly hatched nestlings in early November, near Papallacta, northeastern Ecuador. The nest was an open cup composed of lichens and mosses, bound together with spider webs and saddled over a small branch. The natal down of the nestlings was bicolored, creating a
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doi:10.18272/reo.vi5.972 fatcat:esds7walrnfmbnvhwb6ai2h2v4