Introduction: The Birds in the Neotropical Region

Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2017/06/01

Tipo: Capítulo de libro

Lugar(es) de estudio: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., México
Resumen: "The Class Aves is very diverse being distributed in all environments, This is particularly true in the Neotropical region as it is characterized yu wide extensions of humid tropical forest, high climatic heterogeneity, and an important geologial history. This history has produced a high diversity of habitats resulting in great avian diversity. Approximatelly 3500 - 4037 species of birds have been reported in this region, of which 80 are owls. Noctural raptors have evolved to adapt and survive displaying nocturnal activity and mainly inhabiting forested environments. These adaptadion have resulted in the evolution of unique morphological characteristics (e. g., forward- directed eyes and asymmetric ears). However, despited this diversity, little biological information has been published on these birds. More research is needed on the ecological requirements of this gropu allowing us to better establish strategies to conserve them. "

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