Stream and bank running through a forest interior. Photo: Alfredo Begazo
Streamsides as habitat is defined as the area that borders the running water of a stream. This micro-habitat differs from the previously defined stream habitat where the habitat is the area within the stream. Some bird species are associated only with streamsides. Some of these species’ geographic distribution is influenced by the presence of streams.
Blackwater stream in northeast Peru. Photo: Alfredo Begazo.
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.