Rivers

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Aerial view of a typical Amazonian river. Photo: Alvaro del Campo.

Rivers

Rivers as habitat, include courses of running water with a width of 10 meters or more. This habitat includes the overhanging vegetation found along riverbanks, logs, branches protruding out of the water, and other features within the portion of the running water.

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River course showing sandbars and logs, in southeastern Peru.

 

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Amazonian river during the dry season.

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Reference:


  • Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation. Stotz Douglas F., Fitzpatrick John W., Parker Theodore A. III, and Moskovits Debra K. University of Chicago Press, 1996.