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dc.creatorBarrantes Montero, Gilbert
dc.creatorChaves Campos, J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-10T21:54:44Z
dc.date.available2019-09-10T21:54:44Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4020-8278-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/79076
dc.description.abstractIn Costa Rican coastal and marine environments (e.g., estuaries, mud- flats, islands, open ocean) 96 bird species have been recorded, 11% of the total avifauna in the country. This high diversity is primarily explained by the complex topography of the coasts, the large variety of habitats available for coastal and marine birds, and Isla del Coco, a volcanic island that includes a particular marine avifauna. The Pacific coast, including Isla del Coco, possesses a much higher diversity of birds (93 species) than the Caribbean coast (54 species). This difference is likely explained by higher fluctuation in tides, larger extension, and greater topographical complexity on the Pacific coast. There are only 15 coastal or marine birds that reproduce (but not exclusively) in the country. From a conservation perspective, coastal and marine birds have received little attention in Costa Rica. Consequently, contamination, caused by pesticides, sewage, and solid trash, and habitat destruction, due to the construction of tourist infrastructure, seriously threaten the coastal and marine avifauna in Costa Rica.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer Science & Business Media
dc.sourceBiomedical and Life Sciences 86:469-478
dc.titleBirds in Coastal and Marine Environmentsen
dc.typeartículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-1-4020-8278-8_44
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela de Biología


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