Life history data of the New World Wrens

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Description

Life history data (body size, body mass and clutch size) of 84 wren (Troglodytidae) species

Format

A data frame with 84 observations on the following 7 variables.

ID_HBW

Handbook of the birds of the world ID

body_mass

body mass (grams)

body_size

body size (cm)

clutch_size

mean or modal clutch size

com_name

English name; a factor with 84 levels

genus

Genus name

sci_name

scientific name; a factor with 84 levels

source

bibliographic source of each trait (see references)

Details

Taxonomic nomenclature follows (Kroodsma & Brewer, 2005) with the exception of Donacoblis atricapilla which has been excluded due to its uncertain taxonomic position.

References

Auer, S.K., Logue, D.M., Bassar, R.D. & Gammon, D.E. (2007) Nesting biology of the Black-bellied Wren (Thryothorus fasciatoventris) in central Panama. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 119, 71-76.
Dunning, J.B. (2008) CRC handbook of avian body masses, 2nd edn. CRC Press, Boca Raton.
Freeman, B.G. & Greeney, H.F. (2008) First description of the nest, eggs and cooperative breeding behavior in sharpe's wren (Cinnycerthia olivascens). Ornitologia Colombiana, 7, 88-92.
Hron, K., Templ, M. & Filzmoser, P. (2010) Imputation of missing values for compositional data using classical and robust methods. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 54, 3095-3107 (function impKNNa using default arguments).
Kroodsma, D.E. & Brewer, D. (2005) Family Troglodytidae (Wrens). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Londono, G.A. (2009) Eggs, Nests, and Incubation Behavior of the Moustached Wren (Thryothorus genibarbis) in Manu National Park, Peru. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 121, 623-627.
Ridgely, R.S., T. F. Allnutt, T. Brooks, D. K. McNicol, D. W. Mehlman, B. E. & Young, a.J.R.Z. (2007) Digital Distribution Maps of the Birds of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Vargas-Soriano, J., Ortiz, J.S. & Segura, G.E. (2010) Breeding Phenology and Nesting Success of the Yucatan Wren in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 122, 439-446.

See Also

rangeMap.save.

Examples

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data(wrens)
plot(body_size ~ body_mass, wrens)
plot(clutch_size ~ log(body_mass), wrens)

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