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1 June 2011 Nest, Eggs, and Nesting Behavior of the Gray Trembler (Cinclocerthia gutturalis) on St. Lucia, West Indies
Joshua B. LaPergola, Jennifer L. Mortensen, Robert L. Curry
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Few descriptions exist of the nesting behavior of the Gray Trembler (Cinclocerthia gutturalis), and the only nest description of this species seems incongruent with what is known about nesting behavior of other species of Mimidae. We report the first definitively described nest of the Gray Trembler in St. Lucia, West Indies in June–July 2007. We observed construction of, incubation at, and feeding of nestlings in an open-cup nest, similar in architecture to nests of other mimids, contradicting previous reports that Gray Trembler nests are domed, constructed of dried grass, and on top of palm (Cocos nucifera) trees.

Joshua B. LaPergola, Jennifer L. Mortensen, and Robert L. Curry "Nest, Eggs, and Nesting Behavior of the Gray Trembler (Cinclocerthia gutturalis) on St. Lucia, West Indies," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123(2), 390-395, (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.1676/10-086.1
Received: 18 May 2010; Accepted: 1 October 2010; Published: 1 June 2011
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