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We provide an annotated checklist of the birds (Aves) of the Karen Mogensen Reserve, Nicoya Peninsula, northwestern Costa Rica, and the ecological characterization of the avian community, focusing on the phenological, ecological, biogeographic, and conservational aspects of the listed species. The taxonomic sequence and the scientific and common names of the species follow the AOU Checklist (American Ornithologists’ Union) through the 2016 supplement (Chesser et al. 2016) and the IOC World Bird List (v. 7.3) by Gill and Donsker (2017), with some modifications according to del Hoyo and Collar (2017) and del Hoyo et al. (2017). The official checklists for Costa Rica considered for comparisons are those provided by Garrigues et al. (2015) and Lepage (2017). The information on the status of each species is derived from the IUCN database (last access: October 2017; IUCN 2017); other information on conservation aspects derives from Species+ database (UNEP 2017) accessed on 20 February 2017 and from the Red list provided by the Ornithological Association of Costa Rica (AOCR 2005). Phenological and ecological categorizations follow Garrigues and Dean (2014) and Garrigues et al. (2015). Habitat types are classified following Miller et al. (2015). Height level classification follows Levey and Stiles (1994) with some modifications. Forest dependency categories follow Stiles (1985) and Sandoval and Barrantes (2009) with some modifications.

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Dal Zotto M, Romeo G, Mena Aguilar LA, Sonetti D, Pederzoli A (2017) cr_karen_aves. Doi


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Who created the resource:

Giuseppe Romeo
University of Modena and Reggio E.
Via Campi 213/d
41125 Modena

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Matteo Zotto
University of Modena and Reggio E.
Via Campi 213/d
41125 Modena

Who filled in the metadata:

Luis Angel Mena Aguilar
Asociación Ecológica Paquera, Lepanto y Cóbano

Who else was associated with the resource:

Matteo Dal Zotto
Geographic Coverage

Reserva Biologica Karen Mogensen, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Bounding Coordinates South West [9.855, -85.086], North East [9.893, -85.041]
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Alternative Identifiers 44efdb21-2b49-4e54-984f-924cc079ac4b