When do more 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 most common out of the six focal species: Clay-colored Thrush, Crimson-backed Tanager, and Thick-billed Euphonia. 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 Clay-colored Thrush has a 100% chance of arrival for all intervals before 16:00. The Crimson-backed Tanager varies from 40 to 100% and there is no clear pattern in which part of the day has the highest or lowest percent chance of arrival. The Thick-billed Euphonias varies from 0 to 100% throughout the day without a clear pattern as well.

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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 more common focal species. The three less common focal species (Gray-cowled Wood-Rail, Gray-headed Chacalaca, Rufous Motmot) are featured in another graph. Be careful comparing different graphs because the values on the vertical axis will change.

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