Diurnal activity patterns of resident Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) were observed on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands, during October 2010. Stilts were principally engaged in foraging and idle behaviors. The amount of time engaged in particular behaviors was relatively constant throughout the day, except during mid-afternoon when idleness increased and foraging decreased, with a subsequent increase in foraging in the evening. We speculate that the increase in foraging activity was a result of changing prey activity.
|Title||Diurnal activity patterns of Black-Necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) during the non-breeding season in the eastern Caribbean|
|Authors||Laura Navarrete, Blake A. Grisham, Maria Kalyvaki, E. Kathleen McGaughey, Krista Mougey, Ben R. Skipper, Gad Perry, Clint W. Boal|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Journal of Caribbean Ornithology|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Coop Res Unit Atlanta|