Notes on Some Birds of Trinidad Wetlands

Richard ffrench, Tim Manolis

Abstract


Little attention has been paid to the ornithology of swamplands in Trinidad during the last fifty years, apart from the collections of Plowden-Wardlaw in 1950-1951 and the fieldwork of ffrench on the Scarlel Ibis, mostly in 1963-66 (ffrench & Haverschmidt 1970), both in the Caroni Swamp. The following observations update the status of twenty-two species of birds frequenting the wetlands of Trinidad , especially the Caroni, Nariva and south Oropouche swamps. One species is recorded for the first time in Trinidad, while another is recorded breeding in Trinidad for the first time.

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