Evolution of the ovenbird-woodcreeper assemblage (Aves: Furnariidae), major shifts in nest architecture and adaptive radiation

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) Science Article 10


The Neotropical ovenbirds (Furnariidae) form an extraordinary morphologically andecologically diverse passerine radiation, which includes many examples of species thatare superficially similar to other passerine birds as a resulting from their adaptations tosimilar lifestyles. The ovenbirds further exhibits a truly remarkable variation in nesttypes, arguably approaching that found in the entire passerine clade

Martin Irestedt et al, JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 37:3 (2006)

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