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Breeding ecology of Styan's Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus in Taiwan

Breeding ecology of Styan's Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus in Taiwan

Ibis 139(3): 518-522

The breeding ecology of Styan's Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus, an endemic species in Taiwan, was studied in Kenting, Taiwan. The duration of the breeding season of Styan's Bulbul stretched from March to July in 1983. The average clutch size was 3.3 eggs (n = 3 4), and hatching success was 60%. The average number of nestlings at hatching was 2.7 per clutch, and 73% of the young fledged. Styan's Bulbuls selected their nest sites among dense vegetation. In the study area, 75% (n = 84) of nests were found in the Indiapoon Beautyleaf tree Calophyllum inophyllum, which had a relative vegetation density of only 33.5%. Factor analysis was used to analyse 13 nest-site characteristics of 63 nests, and five factors accounted for 69% of the variation.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919x.1997.tb04668.x

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