THE NEST AND EGGS OF THE CINEREOUS MOURNER(LANIOCERA HYPOPYRRA)

Cinereous Mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra) Science Article 1

abstract

We present the first account of nesting biology for the Neotropical suboscine genus Lanioceraby describing the nest and eggs of the Cinereous Mourner (L. hypopyrra) based on observations made in thePeruvian Amazon during 2001. The cup-shaped nest was in mature floodplain forest among the branches of anepiphytic fern in a small tree 1.8 m above the ground, and contained two buffy eggs with chocolate brownblotches and spots. These observations demonstrate that Laniocera is not a cavity nester, supporting its removalfrom the myiarchine flycatchers and previous suggestions of a close relationship to the genus Schiffornis.

GUSTAVO A. LONDONO AND CARLOS DANIEL CADENA, Wilson Bull., 115(2), 2003, pp. 115-118

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