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Action: Provide artificial nesting sites for trogons Bird Conservation

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A small study from Guatemala found that at least one resplendent quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno nested in nest boxes provided.


Supporting evidence from individual studies


A small study in a tropical cloud forest in southwest Guatemala (LaBastille 1974) found that, in 1973, at least one, and possibly more, resplendent quetzals Pharomachrus mocinno nested in eight nest boxes installed between 1968 and 1973. A total of 16 nest boxes were installed.


Referenced papers

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Williams, D.R., Child, M.F., Dicks, L.V., Ockendon, N., Pople, R.G., Showler, D.A., Walsh, J.C., zu Ermgassen, E.K.H.J. & Sutherland, W.J. (2019) Bird Conservation. Pages 141-290 in: W.J. Sutherland, L.V. Dicks, N. Ockendon, S.O. Petrovan & R.K. Smith (eds) What Works in Conservation 2019. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK.