Observations of rare and unusual birds on Grenada

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Martin D. Frost
Edward B. Massiah
Edward B. Massiah

Abstract: We present information on eight rare and unusual species observed during a visit to Grenada in August 2001, including the first known occurrence in the West Indies of Channel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus), a species introduced to the island. 

Keywords: Channel-billed Toucan, Grenada, introduced species, Lesser Antilles, observations, Ramphastos vitellinus

Resumen: Observaciones de aves raras o poco usuales en Granada-  Presentamos informacin sobre ocho especies raras o poco usuales observadas durante una visita a Granada en agosto de 2001, incluyendo el primer reporte de la existencia en las Indias Occidentales del Tucán Pico Acanalado (Ramphastos vitellinus), una especie introducida a la isla. 

Palabras clave: Antillas Menor, Granada, especies introducidas, observación, Ramphastos vitellinus, Tucán Pico Acanalado

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