Vine tangles in the mid-story of an evergreen tropical forest in Peru. Photo: Alfredo Begazo.
Vine tangles are an important feature in the Evergreen Lowland forest, but decrease and become nearly absent in evergreen montane forests. Vine tangles include foliage and a mat of tangled vines that in some cases traps dead leaves. Some species of birds are associated to vine tangles and forage nearly exclusively in the foliage within the vine tangles and look for invertebrates in the curled dead leaves trapped within a vine tangle.
Vines growing in the understory. 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.