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McLaughlin JF, Garzon JL, Lopez Ch. OG, Miller MJ.2019. A preliminary bird list from Río Luis, Veraguas provides further insight into an avian suture zone in Caribbean Panama. PeerJ Preprints7:e27940v1https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.27940v1
We present a preliminary list of birds collected on the Caribbean coast of the province of Veraguas, Panama. Here, we found birds not known from the area, instead they were believed to range limits ending either east or west of our collection site. These include: Cnipodectes subbrunneus, Juliamyia julie, Gymnopithys bicolor bicolor, Mionectes (oleagineus) affinis, and western phylospecies of Malacoptila panamensis and Xenops minutus. Our results reaffirm that the coast of Veraguas is an important suture zone between Mesoamerica and South America avifaunas along the Caribbean coast of Panama.
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Figure 1: Map of the sampling locality (indicated by the star)
Black line represents the Carretera Guabal-Río Luis-Calovébora, shown at its extent in August 2019.