Commensal foraging by a fan-tailed warbler (Euthlypis lachrymosa) with a nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus nocemcinctus) in southwestern Mexico

  • Authors: Schaefer, Richard R.; Fagan, Jesse F.
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: The Southwestern Naturalist, Vol. 51(4): 1-2

Abstract

Many interspecific commensal foraging interactions involving birds have been documented. We describe an observation of commensal foraging by a fan-tailed warbler (Euthlypis lachrymosa) with a nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) in Guerrero, southwestern Mexico. Our obsenation is similar to those reported from El Salvador by (Komar and Hanks, 2002) and indicates this association between fan-tailed warblers and nine-banded armadillos is more widespread than previously reported.

  • Citation: Schaefer, Richard R.; Fagan, Jesse F. 2006. Commensal foraging by a fan-tailed warbler (Euthlypis lachrymosa) with a nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus nocemcinctus) in southwestern Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist, Vol. 51(4): 1-2
  • Posted Date: November 21, 2007
  • Modified Date: May 5, 2008
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