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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.15 no.4 Curitiba Dec. 1998

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751998000400027 

Alimentação de um filhote de bem-te-vi, Pitangus sulphuratus (Linnaeus) (Passeriformes, Tyrannidae), em ambiente urbano

 

Feeding of a fledgling oreat kiskadee, Pitanqus sulphuratus (Ilnnaeus) (Passeriformes, Tyrannidae) in urban environment

 

 

Maria Martha Argel-de-Oliveira*; Nancy A. Curi; Tatiana Passerini

Faculdades Integradas São Camilo. Avenida Nazaré 1501, 04263-200 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil

 

 


ABSTRACT

The observation of parents feeding a captive fledgling of Great Kiskadee revealed that visitation is more frequent in the first hour after sunrising, with lesscr peaks along the day. The diet supplied consisted mainly of insects (Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera), along with other items as human-made materiais (food scraps, pellets of animal food), lizards (Hemidactylus mabouia), non-identified fruit pulp, gastropods and arachnids (Opiliones). The ability that P. sulphuratus has for identifying food items absent froni more natural habitats and for exploiting resources of unpredictablc spatial and temporal distributions confers the species a dietary flexibility that probably contributes to its efficiency in colonizing urban habitats.

Key words: Passeriformes, Tyrannidae, Pitangas sulphuratus, diet, urban environment.


 

 

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AGRADECIMENTOS. Agradecemos a Nelson Bomtempi, coordenador do curso de Ciências Biológicas das FISC, pelo apoio logístico, e a Marcos V. A. Lapa, pelo auxílio na triagem do material.

 

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Recebido em 08.VIII.1997; aceito em 03.XII.1998

 

 

* Endereço para correspondência: Avenida Irerê 198, 04064-000 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil. E-mail: tita@originet.com.br

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