Short-billed Honeycreeper Cyanerpes nitidus


Priorities for Future Research

This species is considered to be of "medium" research priority relative to other Neotropical birds (Parker et al. 1996). Basic information on the breeding biology and population demographics, such as age at first breeding, life span, generation time, parasites, and predators of this species are almost completely unknown. The amount of morphological variation described across the range of this species (e.g., Cassin 1864, Taczanowski 1882, Hellmayr 1907, Zimmer 1942, Meyer de Schauensee 1947, Hilty 2011) suggests that examining genetic diversity and divergence within the species may provide important conservation insights.

Recommended Citation

Short-billed Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes nitidus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: