Green Heron (<em>Butorides virescens</em>) predation at Village Weaver (<em>Ploceus cucullatus</em>) nests

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James W. Wiley
Jason M. Townsend

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Abstract.—On 3 June 2000, I observed two incidences of a Green Heron (Butorides virescens) depredating nests and eating nestlings of Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) at a colony in northeastern Dominican Republic.


 


 


Resumen.—MARTINETE (BUTORIDES VIRESCENS) DEPREDACIÓN A NIDOS DE MADAM SAGÁ (PLOCEUS CUCULLATUS). El 3 de junio de 2000 observé dos ocasiones en las que un Martinete (Butorides virescens) depredó los nidos y consumió los pichones de Madam Sagá (Ploceus cucullatus) en una colonia en el nordeste de la República Dominicana.


Key words: Butorides virescens, depredation, Dominican Republic, Green Heron, Ploceus cucullatus, Village Weaver

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