Antbirds and Ovenbirds

Antbirds and Ovenbirds

In this book, he draws on years of observations to describe the life cycle of these fascinating birds, which inhabit Latin America from tropical Mexico to Tierra del Fuego.

Author: Alexander F. Skutch

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292785816

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Antbirds and ovenbirds, two of the five largest families of birds found only in the Western Hemisphere, have been among Alexander Skutch's favorites for more than six decades. In this book, he draws on years of observations to describe the life cycle of these fascinating birds, which inhabit Latin America from tropical Mexico to Tierra del Fuego. Skutch covers all aspects of the birds' lives, including the various species in each family, food and foraging, daily life, voice, displays and courtship, nests and incubation, and parental care. He also recounts anecdotes from his own experiences, creating vivid pictures of antbirds foraging for the insects Skutch stirs up on walks through the rainforest and of ovenbirds repairing the observation holes that he opens in their elaborate nests. As some of tropical America's least studied birds, antbirds and ovenbirds surely merit the extensive treatment given them here by one of our most distinguished senior ornithologists. Over fifty line drawings by noted bird artist Dana Gardner make this book a delight for both armchair and field naturalists.
Categories: Nature

A Guide to the Birds of South America

A Guide to the Birds of South America

Descrição das famílias de aves da América do Sul.

Author: Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee

Publisher: Museum of Natural History

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023966397

Category: Science

Page: 470

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Descrição das famílias de aves da América do Sul.
Categories: Science

The Connecticut Warbler

The Connecticut Warbler

BOOKS ON BIRDS Alan H . Brush Antbirds and Ovenbirds , by Alexander Skutch
( 1996 , xviii + 268 pages , 71 illustrations , mostly black and white drawings by
Dana Gardner , University of Texas Press , Austin , ISBN 0 - 292 - 77705 - 1 .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924090258629

Category: Birds

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Categories: Birds

Handbook of Bird Biology

Handbook of Bird Biology

This illustration depicts the taxonomic diversity typical of a mixed‐species flock in
the neotropics: woodpeckers, trogons, antbirds, ovenbirds, woodcreepers, New
World flycatchers, manakins, vireos, gnatcatchers, tanagers, and blackbirds.

Author: Irby J. Lovette

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118291054

Category: Science

Page: 730

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Selected by Forbes.com as one of the 12 best books about birds and birding in 2016 This much-anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is an essential and comprehensive resource for everyone interested in learning more about birds, from casual bird watchers to formal students of ornithology. Wherever you study birds your enjoyment will be enhanced by a better understanding of the incredible diversity of avian lifestyles. Arising from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology and authored by a team of experts from around the world, the Handbook covers all aspects of avian diversity, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, and conservation. Using examples drawn from birds found in every corner of the globe, it explores and distills the many scientific discoveries that have made birds one of our best known - and best loved - parts of the natural world. This edition has been completely revised and is presented with more than 800 full color images. It provides readers with a tool for life-long learning about birds and is suitable for bird watchers and ornithology students, as well as for ecologists, conservationists, and resource managers who work with birds. The Handbook of Bird Biology is the companion volume to the Cornell Lab’s renowned distance learning course, Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology.
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The Rise of Birds

The Rise of Birds

They include tyrant flycatchers, antbirds, ovenbirds, and many diverse
assemblages of the New World tropics. The suborder Passeri, or the oscines (
songbirds), are characterized by a distinctive syrinx, or vocal organ, in their
respiratory ...

Author: Sankar Chatterjee

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421416144

Category: Science

Page: 392

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A small set of fossilized bones discovered almost thirty years ago led paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee on a lifelong quest to understand their place in our understanding of the history of life. They were clearly the bones of something unusual, a bird-like creature that lived long, long ago in the age of dinosaurs. He called it Protoavis, and the animal that owned these bones quickly became a contender for the title of "oldest known bird." In 1997, Chatterjee published his findings in the first edition of The Rise of Birds. Since then Chatterjee and his colleagues have searched the world for more transitional bird fossils. And they have found them. This second edition of The Rise of Birds brings together a treasure trove of fossils that tell us far more about the evolution of birds than we once dreamed possible. With no blind allegiance to what he once thought he knew, Chatterjee devours the new evidence and lays out the most compelling version of the birth and evolution of the avian form ever attempted. He takes us from Texas to Spain, China, Mongolia, Madagascar, Australia, Antarctica, and Argentina. He shows how, in the "Cretaceous Pompeii" of China, he was able to reconstruct the origin and evolution of flight of early birds from the feathered dinosaurs that lay among thousands of other amazing fossils. Chatterjee takes us to where long-hidden bird fossils dwell. His compelling, occasionally controversial, revelations—accompanied by spectacular illustrations—are a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the evolution of "the feathered dinosaurs," from vertebrate paleontologists and ornithologists to naturalists and birders.
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A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

ANTBIRDS; OVENBIRDS AND ALLIES 1 . GREAT ANTSHRIKE Tarubu major p.
131 3 Black and white, crested; ... BARE-CROWNED ANTBIRD ~ Gymnocichla
nudiceps p. 133 $ Black; bright blue face, barred wings. ? Deep rufous: touch of ...

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 039597514X

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species
Categories: Nature

The Complete Illustrated Check List of the Birds of the World

The Complete Illustrated Check List of the Birds of the World

(1–35) Furnariidae, (2) Ovenbirds, (36–77) Furnariidae. (3) Ovenbirds. (78–122)
Furnariidae, (4) Ovenbirds. (123–162) Furnariidae, (5) Ovenbirds. (16.3—207)
Furnariidae. (6) Ovenbirds. (208–240) Family 104. Formicariidae. (1) Antbirds.

Author: Tim Westoll

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924089594653

Category: Birds

Page: 784

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Categories: Birds

The Behavior of Spotted Antbirds

The Behavior of Spotted Antbirds

In the tropics , the birds that use this system ( antbirds , ovenbirds , trogons ,
puffbirds , etc . ) predominate in mature habitats while those that display
promiscuity or female care at the nest are often predominant in second - growth
or “ edge ...

Author: Edwin O. Willis

Publisher: Amer Ornithologists Union

ISBN: WISC:89031236466

Category: Spotted antbird

Page: 162

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Categories: Spotted antbird

Birds of the World

Birds of the World

ANTBIRDS ANTPIPITS PASSERIFORMES CONOPOPHAGIDAE TAPACULOS
COTINGAS PASSERIFORMES ... Like the ovenbirds, to which they seem most
nearly related, the antbirds are small- to medium-sized birds ranging from 4 to 14
 ...

Author: Oliver L. Austin Jr

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Song Birds of the World

Song Birds of the World

Like the ovenbirds , to which they seem most nearly related , the antbirds are
small - to medium - sized birds ranging from 4 to 14 inches in length . They are
rather dull - colored and patterned inconspicuously , for the most part in drab
browns ...

Author: Oliver Luther Austin

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004538646

Category: Birds

Page: 318

View: 374

This survey, which includes a galaxy of feathered warblers from the lark to the lyrebird, contains information about their distribution, characteristics, behavior patterns, nesting and feeding habits as well as other details.
Categories: Birds

Bulletin

Bulletin

The close relationship of this group to the woodcreepers is indicated by the
similarity of syringeal musculature , which sets the two families apart from the
antbirds ( Formicariidae ) and tapaculos ( Rhinocryptidae ) . The ovenbirds
appear to be ...

Author: Peabody Museum of Natural History

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009669664

Category: Anthropology

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Categories: Anthropology

The Morphology of the Syrinx in Passerine Birds

The Morphology of the Syrinx in Passerine Birds

The close relationship of this group to the woodcreepers is indicated by the
similarity of syringeal musculature , which sets the two families apart from the
antbirds ( Formicariidae ) and tapaculos ( Rhinocryptidae ) . The ovenbirds
appear to be ...

Author: Peter L. Ames

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031296192

Category: Passeriformes

Page: 194

View: 436

In German, Russian, and Spanish.
Categories: Passeriformes

Birds of the World

Birds of the World

Richard Coomber. The Ochre - breasted Antpitta ( facing page top ) lacks a long
tail and belongs to the South American Antbird family . ... BROADBILLS /
WOODCREEPERS / OVENBIRDS / ANTBIRDS shared equally by the adults . In
other ...

Author: Richard Coomber

Publisher: Salamander Books

ISBN: CORNELL:31924090298740

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Birds of the World features over 400 color photographs, including many never published before. The pictures show examples from almost all 180 families, each of which is described in systematic order, giving details of their relationships with other bird families, distribution and habitats, and breeding behavior. Tins book is a mine of information on the 8,900-plus species of the world's birds. With its superb collection of photographs and authoritative text, it is an ideal work of reference for all bird enthusiasts.
Categories: Nature

Conservation of Tropical Birds

Conservation of Tropical Birds

Even two years after the hurricane,hurricanedamaged forestslack typical
lowlandrainforest birds suchas woodcreepers,forest antbirds,and furnaiids (
ovenbirds)(Will 1991). Therefore, hurricanedamaged forests may require active
management ...

Author: Navjot S. Sodhi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342592

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Conservation of Tropical Birds has been written by four conservation biologists whose expertise spans all the tropical regions of the world. It is the first book to cover all the major issues in tropical bird conservation. Current problems faced by tropical bird conservationists are summarised and potential solutions outlined based on the results of case studies. Birds are key indicators of ecosystem health, and such a well-studied group of organisms, that they provide an excellent lens through which to examine global conservation problems caused by phenomena such as climate change, declines in ecosystem services, habitat loss, fires, overexploitation, and invasive species. Therefore, the book also provides an engaging synopsis of the general issues in conservation and the problems faced by other wildlife. This book serves as an important resource and companion to all people interested in observing and conserving birds in the tropics and elsewhere.
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Colombian Zoological Survey Part IV Further Notes on Colombian Birds with the Description of New Forms Notulae Naturae of The Acad of Natural Sciences of Phila No 163

Colombian Zoological Survey  Part IV    Further Notes on Colombian Birds  with the Description of New Forms  Notulae Naturae of The Acad  of Natural Sciences of Phila   No  163

144, 1944; Notes on Colombian Antbirds, Ovenbirds and Woodhewers, with a
description of a new Form from Peru, Not. Nat., no. 153, 1945; Notes on Buteo
magnirostris, with a description of a new Form from Peru, Not. Nat., no. 156, 1945
 ...

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Publisher: Academy of Natural Sciences

ISBN: 1604831634

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D liberations Et M moires de la Soci t Royale Du Canada

D  liberations Et M  moires de la Soci  t   Royale Du Canada

The present part includes the Tapaculos , the Antbirds , the Ovenbirds , the
Woodhewers , the Humming birds , the Swifts and the Trogons . RILEY , J. H.
Descriptions of three new birds from Canada . Proceedings of the Biological
Society of ...

Author: Royal Society of Canada

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009659723

Category: Humanities

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Categories: Humanities

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington

DIAGNOSIS OF A HYBRID ANTBIRD (PHLEGOPSIS NIGROMACULATA X ...
monophyletic assemblage of New World suboscines comprising the
woodcreepers, antbirds, ovenbirds, and tapaculos (parvorders Thamnophilida
and Furnariida).

Author: Biological Society of Washington

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029419556

Category: Biology

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Categories: Biology