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Tropical Birding's Habitats of the World
'A Supplementary Website for Princeton's Habitats of the World: A Field Guide for Birders, Naturalists and Ecologists'
Biome: TROPICAL DECIDUOUS FOREST
DRY DECIDUOUS FORESTS: Warm forests that lose most of their leaves in dry periods.
Closed Deciduous Forest: Closed-canopy, dry deciduous forests that in summer appear lush, but many trees lose their leaves in winter. Fire-intolerant.
Example: Indo-Malayan Moist Deciduous Forest
Open Deciduous Forest: Open-canopy forests where canopy trees can lose leaves in the dry season and the undergrowth consists of small-leaved shrubs, cacti, and/or euphorbias. Fire-intolerant. Example: Neotropical Caatinga
Latitudes and Precipitation Where this Biome Exists
Typical Fauna in this Biome
Typical Biome Habitats
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