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First records of the Brown Creeper breeding along the middle Rio Grande in central New Mexico
Cartron, Jean-Luc E.; Hawksworth, David L.; Finch, Deborah M. 2008. First records of the Brown Creeper breeding along the middle Rio Grande in central New Mexico. Western Birds. 39: 176-178.
In New Mexico, the Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) typically breeds in montane coniferous forests ranging in elevation from 2100 to 3300 m (Ligon 1961, Hubbard 1978). Since 2003, however, we have also noted breeding in the riparian cottonwood forest (hereafter bosque) along the middle Rio Grande, in the south valley of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. One prior report by another observer (see below) suggests more widespread breeding by the species along the river.
Keywords: Brown Creeper, Certhia americana, middle Rio Grande, New Mexico
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Electronic Publish Date: November 25, 2008
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