Caption: Volunteers planting at the 2017 Rio Reforestation event in the LRGV
However, they sometimes accept cowbird eggs and have been documented raising bronzed cowbird fledglings in 5-8% of active nests in the LRGV
(Hathcock and Brush, 2004; Werner et al.
As of 1990, more breeding white-winged doves occurred outside the LRGV
than within it (George et al.
As of 2016, there are only around 50 known ocelots in the LRGV
Carlton confirmed identifications by examination of male genitalia and com parison to published illustrations with vouchers from LRGV
populations (Agnew et al.
It is estimated that less than 5% of the habitat that originally covered the LRGV
still remains (Purdy 1983; Jahrsdoerfer & Leslie 1988).
It is found on a variety of soils, but is especially abundant in the LRGV
on caliche soils in western Hidalgo and Starr counties.
Since 95% of the LRGV
native brushland has been destroyed (Purdy 1983; U.
Since 1958, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has been involved in re-vegetation in the LRGV
to create white-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica) habitat and to promote biodiversity.
STARR COUNTY: The portion of Starr County within the LRGV
extends from Rio Grande City east to the Hidalgo County line.
Clay-colored Robins have been reported almost annually in the LRGV
since 1940 (American Ornithologists' Union 1998), but no nests have been described in the United States.
No PCBs were found in fishes collected from the Rio Grande or other LRGV