Rocky outcrops are used as nesting and roosting sites in regions where these features are scarce.
Rocky outcrops, rocky walls, cliffs, and caves in regions where these features of the land are not common constitute a micro-habitat for some species of birds. Often the dependence for rocky outcrops is so important to the species that its presence or absence influence the geographic distribution of such species. The presence of rocky outcrops is largely associated with substrates for nesting and roosting of the species that depend on them.
Species like the Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis) depend on caves as nesting or roosting places.
See more Neotropical bird habitats.
- Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation. Stotz Douglas F., Fitzpatrick John W., Parker Theodore A. III, and Moskovits Debra K. University of Chicago Press, 1996.