When do less common species arrive at the feeder?

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The clustered bar chart has three colors each referring to the three species that are the least common out of the six focal species: Gray-cowled Wood-Rail, Gray-headed Chacalaca, and Rufous Motmot. The horizontal axis shows time in half-hour time intervals from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm (shown as 18:30 on the graph). The height of the bars varies from 0 to 100 percent chance that the species will arrive during each half-hour interval. The Gray-cowled Wood-Rail has the highest percent chance of arrival early in the morning and later at night, with the lowest percent chance of arrival at the 11:00 and 12:30 half-hour time intervals. The Gray-headed Chachalaca has the highest percent chance of arriving in the evening and the lowest percent chance of arriving early in the morning. The Rufous Motmot has many half-hour time intervals with zero percent chance of arrival, but does have the highest percent chance of arriving at the feeder early in the morning and late in the evening.

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Reading the Graph: When do species arrive at the feeder? In the morning? As the sun sets? How do species compare? Find out and see if you notice any patterns by simplifying the graph with the interactive feature. Look for the checked boxes under “Choose What to Display,” and toggle on and off the different species.

Notes: Each day is split into 30-minute intervals from 6:30 to 18:30 (i.e. 6:30 pm), and the height of each bar is the percentage chance that a species will arrive during each of those time intervals. Each color refers to one of the three less common focal species. The three more common focal species (Clay-colored Thrush, Crimson-backed Tanager, Thick-billed Euphonia) are featured in another graph. Be careful comparing different graphs because the values on the vertical axis will change.

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