Category Archive: Tyrannidae

Dec 27 2011

NESTING OF THE RUFOUS-TAILED FLATBILL(TYRANNIDae), IN FRENCH GUIANA

Rufous-tailed Flatbill (Ramphotrigon ruficauda) Science Article 1 abstract In French Guiana, the nesting of the Rufous-tailed Flatbill (Raraphotrigon ruficauda) occurs during the main dry season from mid-July to the end of October. This rain forest inhabitant nests exclusively at the bottom of cavities in the end of broken trunks orlarge fallen branches near the ground. …

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Dec 26 2011

NOTES ON THE LIFE HISTORY OF THEMOUSE-COLORED FLYCATCHERIN SURINAM

Mouse-coloured Tyrannulet (Phaeomyias murina) Science Article 1 abstract The Mouse-colored Flycatcher (Phaeomyios murinu) is one of the many small and dull-colored flycatchers in tropical South America. For a description of the bird, its habitat, food, nest, and eggs, I refer the reader to my recently published ‘Birds of Surinam’ (Oliver and Bovd. Edinburgh. 1968). It …

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Dec 26 2011

Evolution of Leks

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus) Science Article 2 abstract The most likely reason for males banding in groups known as ‘leks’) for courtship behavior is because it providesan opportunity for females to assess a wide range of males for selection of the best possible traits-and isadvantageous for males because leks increase their chance for encountering females. …

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Dec 26 2011

BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION DURING THE BREEDING SEASON IN MIONECTES OLEAGINEUS, A LEKKING FLYCATCHER

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus) Science Article 3 abstract The social systems and behavior of Tyrannids are best known for the North American representatives, a small percentage of a large and diverse family. In this paper, we describe the breeding season social organization and behavior of the Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, Mionecteso leagineusa, lek-breeding Neotropical Tyrannid. We describe …

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Dec 26 2011

Lek size variation and its consequences in the ochre-bellied flycatcher, Mionectes oleagineus

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus) Science Article 1 abstract Several hypotheses suggest that the costs and benefits of display in aggregations of different sizes play a major role in both the evolution of leks and in the distribution of males across lekj of different sizes. We examined the consequences of variation in lek size for both …

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Dec 26 2011

Lek size variation and its consequences in the ochre-bellied flycatcher, Mionectes oleagineus

Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus) Science Article 1 abstract Several hypotheses suggest that the costs and benefits of display in aggregations of different sizes play a major role in both the evolution of leks and in the distribution of males across lekj of different sizes. We examined the consequences of variation in lek size for both …

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Dec 26 2011

The Nest of Pitangus lictor

Lesser Kiskadee (Pitangus lictor) Science Article 1 abstract Ornithologists have attributed both domed and open nests to the Lesser Kiskadee (Pitangus lictor) because they confused it with severalo ther strikingly similar neotropicalf lycatchers.P itanguss ulphuratust, he only one of these flycatchers that reaches the United States, always builds a domed nest. But Haverschmidt( Auk, 74: …

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Dec 26 2011

The nest and eggs of Tolmomyias poliocephalus

Grey-crowned Flycatcher (Tolmomyias poliocephalus) Science Article 1 abstract The tropical New World flycatchers of the genus Tolnzomyias are small and dull colored, resembling somewhat those of the much better known and more northward ranging genus Enzpidonaz. They are, however, rather heavy-hilled, in this respect resembling the species of RhynchocyclztsH. ellmayr (1927. Cat. Birds of the …

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Dec 26 2011

Cavity Nesting by Great Kiskadees (Pitangus sulphuratus):Adaptation or Expression of Ancestral Behavior?

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) Science Article 2 abstract Beginning with the work of von Ihering (1904), the nature of the nest has been used for formulating systematic hypotheses within the family Tyrannidae. Here, I provide several records of cavity nesting by Great Kiskadees( Pitangus ulphuratusI) .t hen discuss nest location (exposed vs. concealed) and nest …

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Dec 26 2011

Foraging behavior of tyrant flycatchers (Aves, Tyrannidae) in Brazil

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) Science Article 1 abstract In this paper we present data on the foraging maneuvers and substrates used to capture preys by 28 species of tyrant flycatchers (Tyrannidae) in Brazil. For six species: Arundinicola leucocephala Linnaeus, 1764, Fluvicola nengeta Linnaeus, 1766, Machetornis rixosa Vieillot, 1819, Myiozetetes similis Spix, 1825, Pitangus sulphuratus Linnaeus, …

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