Maniraptor News

I will update this page with news related to maniraptors and link to websites that discuss these finds, the newest updates at the top.

News from past years can be found archived here.

2019
6/17
New avialans Buccanodon dowsetti and Cercococcyx lemaireae
(Read about it: Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club)

Current knowledge of Hydrobates cf. castro from the Gulf of Guinea
(Read about it: Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club)

New subspecies of Nesoptilotis leucotis
(Read about it: Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club)

History of Falco femoralis subspecies diagnoses
(Read about it: Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club)

6/15
New avialan Xorazmortyx turkestanensis
(Read about it: Comptes Rendus Palevol)

6/14
Review of multispecies hybridzation in avians
(Read about it: Avian Research)

Phylogeography of Schetba rufa
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

6/12
Phylogeny of ploceids
(Read about it: The Auk)

Interindividually coordinated motor control enables duets in Plocepasser mahali
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

Individual spatial consistency and dietary flexibility in the migratory behavior of Morus bassanus
(Read about it: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution)

Evolution of the avian digital pattern
(Read about it: Scientific Reports)

6/11
Guidance system of Parabuteo unicinctus during pursuit of prey
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

6/10
Climatic shifts drove major contractions in avian distribution throughout the Cenozoic
(Read about it: DML)

Digital dissection of the head of Columba livia
(Read about it: DML)

Phylogenetic position of Cayaoa bruneti
(Read about it: Papers in Palaeontology)

6/8
Forelimb muscle architecture of raptorial avians
(Read about it: DML)

6/7
New specimens of Cayaoa bruneti
(Read about it: DML)

6/5
Prey herding by Spheniscus demersus facilitates foraging by volant marine avians
(Read about it: Royal Society Open Science)

6/4
Compound-V formations in charadriiform flocks
(Read about it: eLife)

Evolution of body size in paleognaths
(Read about it: DML)

Phylogeny of Pternistis
(Read about it: Ostrich)

6/3
Optimal central place foraging flights for marine avians in relation to wind
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

6/1
Review of feather origins
(Read about it: DML)

Phylogeny of thripophaginins
(Read about it: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society)

5/30
New genus Camptodontornis for "Camptodontus" yangi
(Read about it: DML)

Neuronal encoding in a high level auditory area of Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: Journal of Neuroscience)

Breeding strategies of open-cup-nesting passerines on Navarino Island
(Read about it: Revista Chilena de Historia Natural)

Analysis of ancient DNA from Rhea
(Read about it: Journal of Archaeological Science)

5/29
Displays of Phaethornis longirostris provide evidence for co-occurrence of vocal and visual learning
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

Categorical color perception occurs in both signalling and non-signalling color ranges in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

5/28
Giant oviraptorosaur eggs from the Wayan
(Read about it: DML)

Review of forelimb postural mechanisms in avians (and mammals)
(Read about it: DML)

5/27
Gene flow and genetic admixture between two divergent lineages of Picus viridis
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

5/22
Locomotion of juvenile Opisthocomus hoazin
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Single-cell transcriptomic atlas of the developing limb of Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: BMC Genomics)

Negative covariation between gizzard and pectoral muscle mass in Calidris canutus islandica
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

5/20
Evolution of flightlessness in Tachyeres
(Read about it: DML)

5/17
Beak and skull shape evolution of psittaciforms
(Read about it: BMC Evolutionary Biology)

Structure of maniraptor eggshells
(Read about it: DML)

Accelerated redevelopment of vocal skills preceded by lasting reorganization of the song motor circuitry in Serinus canaria
(Read about it: eLife)

5/16
Characterization of bone surface modifications on avians from the Pleistocene of Indonesia
(Read about it: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology)

Evolutionary significance of aberrantly-plumaged Oriolus sagittatus
(Read about it: Emu)

5/15
Repeated evolution of drag reduction at the air-water interface in alcedinids
(Read about it: Journal of the Royal Society Interface)

Variability of song variability in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: Royal Society Open Science)

5/14
New avialan Alcmonavis poeschli
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Large scale synchronous biological turnover in avifauna from New Zealand
(Read about it: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution)

5/8
New scansoriopterygid Ambopteryx longibrachium
(Read about it: The Atlantic, Science News, Theropoda)

Repeated evolution of flightlessness in Dryolimnas
(Read about it: DML)

Correlated evolution of neck and leg length in avians
(Read about it: DML)

Talon shape of raptorial avians controlled by relative prey size
(Read about it: DML)

5/7
Review of auditory species recognition in avians
(Read about it: Biological Reviews)

Architecture of cancellous bone in the hindlimb of dinornithiforms
(Read about it: DML)

5/6
Phylogeny and biogeography of campephagids
(Read about it: Journal of Biogeography)

Costs and benefits of social relationships in the collective motion of avian flocks
(Read about it: Nature Ecology and Evolution)

5/3
Phylogenetic position of Aptornis
(Read about it: DML)

Prey capture and selection during breeding season in Uria lomvia
(Read about it: Journal of Avian Biology)

Acrocephalus scirpaceus avicenniaeon on the Red Sea coast near Jazan
(Read about it: Zoology in the Middle East)

5/2
Stimulation of flapping motion in Caudipteryx
(Read about it: Nature Research Highlights)

Begging calls provide social cues for prospecting conspecifics in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: The Auk)

5/1
Taxonomy of the Cyornis rubeculoides complex
(Read about it: Ibis)

Male Lanius bucephalus use food caches to improve song performance
(Read about it: Animal Behaviour)

4/29
Germline-restricted chromosome widespread among oscines
(Read about it: New Scientist)

Comparison of oxidative stress between avians and mammals
(Read about it: Integrative and Comparative Biology)

4/28
Song divergence and plumage convergence in Acrocephalus mendanae and Acrocephalus percernis
(Read about it: Emu)

4/26
DNA methylation predicts immune gene expression in Passer domesticus
(Read about it: Journal of Avian Biology)

Escape behavior increases with flock size in gregarious avians
(Read about it: Ecology and Evolution)

Homoploid hybrid speciation in Pachyptila
(Read about it: Molecular Biology and Evolution)

4/25
New oviraptorosaur Xingtianosaurus ganqi
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Metatarsal histology of Xixianykus zhangi
(Read about it: DML)

Evolution of digestive enzymes in avians
(Read about it: PeerJ)

Phylogeny of meliphagids
(Read about it: Emu)

Clinal variation in morph frequency in Buteo swainsoni
(Read about it: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society)

4/24
Ultraviolet light reveals possible flapping adaptations in Archaeopteryx
(Read about it: DML)

Vocal repertoire of Morus capensis at sea
(Read about it: Journal of Avian Biology)

4/23
New species of Zosterops
(Read about it: EcoEvo@TCD)

Balancing selection of sex-linked color polymorphism in Erythrura gouldiae
(Read about it: All About Birds)

Amino acids in amber-preserved fossil feathers
(Read about it: DML)

Phylogeny of paleognaths
(Read about it: Systematic Biology)

Phylogeny of the Empidonax difficilis-Empidonax occidentalis species complex
(Read about it: Systematic Biology)

Adaptive radiation of meliphagids
(Read about it: Evolution)

4/22
Dual function of acoustic signaling in female Cuculus canorus
(Read about it: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology)

Individually specific songs in Turtur tympanistria
(Read about it: Avian Research)

4/19
Seasonal changes in the song control nuclei of Turdus rufiventris
(Read about it: Journal of Experimental Biology Part B)

Avians from the Paleocene of Belgium and France
(Read about it: DML)

4/18
Memory performance influences male reproductive success in Petroica longipes
(Read about it: Current Biology)

Probable predation on Ocypode quadrata by Buteo lineatus
(Read about it: The Wilson Journal of Ornithology)

Evolution of feather barbules
(Read about it: DML)

4/17
Structure of keratinous layers controls form and growth orientation of the rhinotheca in Gallus gallus domesticus
(Read about it: Journal of Anatomy)

4/16
Paleoproteomics of bird bones
(Read about it: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society)

Sexual selection predicts rate and direction of color divergence in tyrannidans
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

4/15
Phylogeny of West Indian mimids
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

Dynamics and population consequences of irruption in Sitta canadensis
(Read about it: The Auk)

No signs of genetic erosion in Psephotellus pulcherrimus
(Read about it: Diversity)

4/13
New paravian Imperobator antarcticus
(Read about it: The Theropod Database Blog, Theropoda)

Little gene flow across the Dryobates nuttallii x Dryobates scalaris contact zone
(Read about it: The Auk)

Sex differences in migratory restlessness behavior in Setophaga caerulescens
(Read about it: The Auk)

4/12
Speciation despite gene flow in Aegolius acadicus
(Read about it: The Auk)

Correlation between vocalization and division of parental care in Larus fuscus
(Read about it: Behavioral Ecology)

Phylogeny of meliphagids
(Read about it: Zoologica Scripta)

4/10
Trade-off between parental care and siring success in Centropus grillii
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

Phylogenetic position of Numenius tenuirostris
(Read about it: Mitochondrial DNA Part A)

4/9
Plunge-diving as antipredator behavior of Atticora fasciata
(Read about it: The Wilson Journal of Ornithology)

4/8
Evolution of plumage patterns in picids
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

Evolution of avian carotenoid networks
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

4/7
Bimodal habitat use in Cuculus canorus
(Read about it: The Auk)

4/6
New avialan Taphophoyx hodgei
(Read about it: DML)

Phenotypic clines across a hybrid zone in Aphelocoma woodhouseii
(Read about it: The Auk)

4/5
Convergence in regulatory sequences of flightless paleognaths
(Read about it: Journal of Evolutionary Biology)

Dromaeosaurid ungual from the Udurchukan
(Read about it: DML)

4/4
Sperm head abnormalities are more frequent in oscines with more helical sperm
(Read about it: Journal of Evolutionary Biology)

New avialan Dasyornis walterbolesi
(Read about it: DML)

Migratory divide among Phalaropus lobatus in the western Palearctic
(Read about it: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution)

4/3
Scaling of statically derived osteocyte lacunae in avians
(Read about it: DML)

Review of female song in oscines
(Read about it: Biology Letters)

Dispersal and speciation of tityrines
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

Rampant introgressive hybridization in Pogoniulus
(Read about it: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society)

Increased performance in Camarhynchus parvulus x Camarhynchus pauper hybrids
(Read about it: Royal Society Open Science)

4/1
Passerine evolution and phylogeny
(Read about it: DML)

Phylogeny of the Accipiter gentilis superspecies
(Read about it: Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research)

Diversification of Neotropical Anthus
(Read about it: Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research)

Evolution of sex chromosomes in passerines
(Read about it: Nature Ecology and Evolution)

Cyclone avoidance by suliforms
(Read about it: Scientific Reports)

3/30
Supertree of psittaciforms
(Read about it: Data in Brief)

Interhemispheric functional connectivity in the brain of Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: NeuroImage)

3/28
Phylogeny of Dendrortyx
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

Molecular architecture of the Taeniopygia guttata arcopallium
(Read about it: The Journal of Comparative Neurology)

3/27
Foraging behavior influences relevance of social information in Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

3/26
Phenotypic and genetic characterization of Phylloscopus trochilus yakutensis
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

Late Pleistocene climate change shapes population divergence of Mionectes rufiventris
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

Quaternary climatic fluctuations and resulting climatically suitable areas for Eurasian Athene and Glaucidium
(Read about it: Ecology and Evolution)

3/25
Epistatic mutations under divergent selection govern phenotypic variation in the Corvus corone x Corvus cornix hybrid zone
(Read about it: Nature Ecology and Evolution)

Snow roosting reduces temperature-associated stress in Bonasa umbellus
(Read about it: Oecologia)

Apparent survival of tropical birds in a wet premontane forest in Costa Rica
(Read about it: Journal of Field Ornithology)

3/23
Phylogeny of oriolids
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

3/22
New therizinosaur Lingyuanosaurus sihedangensis
(Read about it: The Theropod Database Blog)

Bone histology of Yanornis
(Read about it: DML)

Striatal FoxP2 affects active maintenance of learned vocalizations in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: eNeuro)

3/21
Feathers in juvenile enantiornithine revealed using laser-stimulated fluorescence
(Read about it: DML)

Increased sexual dimorphism in dense populations of Cinnyris jugularis on small islands
(Read about it: EcoEvo@TCD)

Genetic diversity and population structure of Antilophia
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

Breeders that receive help age more slowly in Acrocephalus sechellensis
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

3/20
New avialan Avimaia schweitzerae
(Read about it: Science News)

Pleistocene climatic changes promoted population reconnection in Neothraupis fasciata
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

3/19
Migration of Setophaga striata
(Read about it: Ecology)

3/18
Taxonomic status of Ardea herodias occidentalis
(Read about it: The Auk)

3/15
Clarifying the nomenclature of Pomarea from the Society Islands
(Read about it: Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club)

New avialan Pycnonotus pseudosimplex
(Read about it: Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club)

Species limits in Cypsiurus parvus
(Read about it: Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club)

Increase in number of host eggs evicted does not impose growth cost for Chrysococcyx basalis chicks
(Read about it: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology)

Sex-specific divergence in Colluricincla harmonica
(Read about it: Heredity)

3/14
Distribution and status of Turdus in eastern Colombia
(Read about it: Zootaxa)

3/13
Behavior of adult and young grassland oscines at fledging
(Read about it: Journal of Field Ornithology)

3/12
Manipulated sex ratios alter group structure and cooperation in Sitta pusilla
(Read about it: Audubon News)

Avian yolk androgens are metabolized instead of taken up by the embryo during the first days of incubation
(Read about it: Journal of Experimental Biology)

Refugial isolation and habitat change lead to incipient speciation in Pseudopodoces humilis
(Read about it: Zoologica Scripta)

Convergent melanism in Monarcha castaneiventris
(Read about it: Emu)

3/10
Diversity of Cyornis
(Read about it: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society)

3/8
Relating neuromuscular control to functional anatomy of limb muscles in avians (and crocodylians)
(Read about it: A (Palaeo)biologist Postdoc's Views of the Past, Present and Future, Theropoda)

Unrecognized diversity in New Guinean corvidans
(Read about it: Emu)

3/7
Distribution of medullary bone in the avian skeleton
(Read about it: DML)

Female Poecile gambeli increase reproductive investment when mates have high spatial cognition
(Read about it: Ecology Letters)

Larus argentatus predation on Ciona intestinalis
(Read about it: Ecosphere)

3/5
Roles of competition and habitat in occupancy dynamics of Strix occidentalis caurina
(Read about it: Ecological Applications)

3/4
Phylogeny of Psittacula sensu lato
(Read about it: Zootaxa)

Female and male plumage color signals aggression in Malurus amabilis
(Read about it: Animal Behaviour)

Overland movement and migration phenology in relation to breeding of Sterna paradisaea
(Read about it: Ibis)

3/1
Avians from the Tielt
(Read about it: Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen)

Factors affecting the vocalizations Corvus brachyrhynchos utter around food
(Read about it: Corvid Research)

Flight muscle protein damage during endurance flight is related to energy expenditure but not dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids in Setophaga coronata coronata
(Read about it: Journal of Experimental Biology)

2/28
Evolution of plumage brightness in furnariidans
(Read about it: Evolution)

High genetic diversity in Clanga clanga
(Read about it: Scientific Reports)

2/27
Early-life social environment predicts social network position in Taeniopgygia guttata
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

Social parasitism as an alternative reproductive tactic in Crotophaga major
(Read about it: Nature)

Convergent adaptations to nocturnality between avians and mammals
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

2/26
High genetic diversity among breeding Lanius collurio
(Read about it: Diversity)

Taxonomic status of "Anabates pulvericolor"
(Read about it: Zootaxa)

2/25
Fluorescent ornamentation in Cerorhinca monocerata
(Read about it: Ibis)

2/23
Sexual size dimorphism, prey morphology, and catch success in relation to flight mechanics in Falco peregrinus
(Read about it: Journal of Avian Biology)

2/22
Spatial genetic structure of Neothraupis fasciata
(Read about it: Biotropica)

2/21
Feather arrays are patterned by interacting signalling and cell density waves
(Read about it: PLoS Biology)

Polygyny in oscines linked to accelerated song evolution but not to larger song repertoires
(Read about it: Nature Communications)

Low genetic diversity in Notiomystis cincta
(Read about it: Current Biology)

2/20
Dietary niche shapes tempo and mode of cranial evolution in avians
(Read about it: DML)

2/19
A general role for the Piezo2 ion channel in tactile specialization of anatids
(Read about it: Cell Reports)

Comparative genomics of raptorial avians
(Read about it: DML)

Alleged threskiornithid from Eocene Antarctica reinterpreted
(Read about it: DML)

2/18
New avialan Naranbulagornis khun
(Read about it: Synapsida)

Rainfall and temperature predict global color variation in passerines
(Read about it: Ecology Letters)

2/17
Flexible timing of annual movements across consistently used sites by Limosa fedoa beringiae
(Read about it: The Auk)

2/16
Interseasonal movements and non-breeding locations of Onychoprion aleuticus
(Read about it: Marine Ornithology)

Post‐fledging interactions between Cuculus canorus and Phoenicurus phoenicurus
(Read about it: Ibis)

2/15
Phylogenetic position of Aptornis
(Read about it: Diversity)

Origin and biogeography of Turdus
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

Divergent mitochondrial lineages arose within a large, panmictic population of Passerculus sandwichensis
(Read about it: Molecular Ecology)

2/14
Sex-influenced flexible foraging strategy in Fregata magnificens
(Read about it: Marine Ecology Progress Series)

Social learning about construction behavior in Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: Animal Cognition)

Mitochondrial genome of Emberiza elegans and Emberiza leucocephala
(Read about it: Mitochondrial DNA Part B)

Syntactic rules in avian vocal sequences as a window into the evolution of compositionality
(Read about it: Animal Behaviour)

2/13
Thermoregulatory function of casques in Casuarius casuarius
(Read about it: Audubon News)

Genetic basis of the loss of maternal care in icterids
(Read about it: Genes, Genomes, Genetics)

2/12
Review of paravian phylogeny
(Read about it: DML)

Sex-specific patterns of senescence in Sula granti linked to mating system
(Read about it: Journal of Animal Ecology)

Eocene avians from the Okanagan Highlands
(Read about it: DML)

2/11
Variation in multicomponent recognition cues alters egg rejection decisions in Mimus saturninus
(Read about it: Science News)

Higher-level pattern features inform Prinia subflava in recognizing and rejecting parasitic eggs
(Read about it: Science News)

Population processes driving genetic divergence in Palearctic Buteo
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

Plumage coloration follows Gloger's rule in Platycercus elegans
(Read about it: Journal of Biogeography)

2/10
Origin of Circus teauteensis and Hieraaetus moorei
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

2/9
Introgression across a Sphyrapicus ruber and Sphyrapicus nuchalis hybrid zone
(Read about it: Molecular Ecology)

2/7
New avialans Eofringillirostrum boudreauxi and Eofringillirostrum parvulum
(Read about it: DML)

New avialan Laurillardia smoleni
(Read about it: Historical Biology)

Corvus moneduloides use mental representations to solve metatool problems
(Read about it: New Scientist)

Evolution of the avian syrinx
(Read about it: DML)

Spatial cognition in Poecile gambeli
(Read about it: Current Biology)

Wintering distribution and habitat use of Setophaga kirtlandii
(Read about it: Endangered Species Research)

2/6
New oviraptorosaur Gobiraptor minutus
(Read about it: Laelaps)

Speciation rate is independent of the rate of morphological evolution in avians
(Read about it: The American Naturalist)

Raw material selectivity in Corvus moneduloides during tool making
(Read about it: DML)

Breeding status influences timing but not duration of molt in Fulmarus glacialis
(Read about it: Ibis)

2/5
New avialan Eudyptes warhami
(Read about it: March of the Fossil Penguins)

Standing genetic variation as the predominant source for adaptation in Sinosuthora webbiana
(Read about it: DML)

2/4
Reevaluation of isolated "Archaeopteryx" feather
(Read about it: DML)

Genetic structure of Henicorhina leucophrys
(Read about it: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society)

2/3
Elevational differentiation accelerates trait evolution but not speciation rates in Amazonian passerines
(Read about it: Ecology Letters)

2/1
Three-dimensional architecture of the pectoral muscles in Sturnus vulgaris
(Read about it: Integrative Organismal Biology)

Presence, activity, and habitat choice of Sarothrura ayresi
(Read about it: Bird Conservation International)

Learning-by-consequence foraging model of Amazona guatemalae
(Read about it: Journal of Ornithology)

Neural activation in response to conspecific songs in Taeniopygia guttata embryos and nestlings
(Read about it: NeuroReport)

1/31
Role of female social feedback in song learning by Taeniopygia guttata
(Read about it: Science News)

Characterization of a fossil feather from the Crato
(Read about it: DML)

Diet of Pterodroma incerta during non-breeding season
(Read about it: Marine Ornithology)

1/30
Feathered enantiornithine foot in amber
(Read about it: Theropoda, Laelaps)

1/29
Mitochondrial genome of Tetrao urogallus
(Read about it: Zootaxa)

1/28
Molecular evolution of feathers in maniraptors
(Read about it: Theropoda)

Genomic regions of speciation and adaptation in tetraonines
(Read about it: Scientific Reports)

Interspecific aggression among oscines on a tropical elevational gradient
(Read about it: Behavioral Ecology)

1/27
Photoluminescence in the bill of Fratercula arctica
(Read about it: Audubon News)

1/25
Rapid adjustment of pecking trajectory to prism-induced visual shifts in Corvus macrorhynchos compared to Columba livia
(Read about it: Journal of Experimental Biology)

1/24
New avialan Shangyang graciles
(Read about it: DML)

Genomic features potentially involved in the evolution of paradisaeids
(Read about it: GigaScience)

1/23
Conspicuous plumage does not increase predation risk in malurids
(Read about it: The American Naturalist)

Food allocation and feeding behaviors of Spheniscus magellanicus
(Read about it: Animal Behaviour)

1/22
Little variation in heart structure of avians
(Read about it: DML)

1/21
Multiple parasitism reduces egg rejection of Cuculus canorus by Acrocephalus arundinaceus
(Read about it: Journal of Comparative Psychology)

How the observed color of Tersina viridis changes with viewing geometry
(Read about it: Optik)

1/19
Seasonal differences in immune function better explained by environment than annual cycle stage in Pycnonotus barbatus
(Read about it: Journal of Animal Ecology)

Delimitation of call types of Loxia curvirostra
(Read about it: Écoscience)

1/18
Functional relations between body mass and risk-taking behavior in Parus major
(Read about it: Behavioral Ecology)

1/17
Phylogeographic variation within Syndactyla rufosuperciliata
(Read about it: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution)

Foraging behavior of juvenile Aptenodytes forsteri
(Read about it: Marine Ecology Progress Series)

Individuality of foraging behavior in Phalacrocorax aristotelis
(Read about it: Marine Ecology Progress Series)

Review of avian emotions
(Read about it: DML)

1/16
Diversification of trogonids
(Read about it: Ibis)

Sex-specific effects of testosterone on vocal output in Manacus vitellinus
(Read about it: Animal Behaviour)

1/15
Cranial osteology of Beipiaosaurus inexpectus
(Read about it: DML)

Phylogeography of Merops apiaster
(Read about it: Diversity)

1/14
Gene flow and genetic divergence across the southwestern range of Certhia familiaris
(Read about it: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society)

1/13
Contrasting divergence across an environmental barrier in Neotropical avians
(Read about it: Molecular Ecology)

1/11
Female Melopsittacus undulatus prefer problem-solving males
(Read about it: Science)

1/9
New avialan Conflicto antarcticus
(Read about it: Synapsida)

Corvus moneduloides infer weight of objects from observing their movements in a breeze
(Read about it: Nature Research Highlights, New Scientist)

Resetting of the annual cycle in Tachycineta bicolor
(Read about it: Proceedings of the Royal Society B)

Flight activity in Apus pallidus during non-breeding period
(Read about it: Journal of Avian Biology)

1/8
Intensity and timing of avian migration over the Gulf of Mexico
(Read about it: Global Change Biology)

1/7
Evolutionary dynamics of hybridization and introgression in Plegadis falcinellus
(Read about it: Molecular Ecology)

1/5
New avialan Zygodactylus ochlurus
(Read about it: DML)

1/4
Feather quality in Riparia riparia
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

Geographic patterns of mtDNA and Z-linked sequence variation in Phylloscopus collybita
(Read about it: PLoS ONE)

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Recent advances in understanding trochilid drinking mechanics and bill morphology
(Read about it: Integrative Organismal Biology)

14 comments:

  1. "Avialian status of Gargantuavis philoinos confirmed"

    Was there ever any doubt about this?

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  2. It appears that some suggested it may have been a pterosaur at one point.

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  3. "Unenlagiines may be avialians after all"

    Spinosaurian avialians = Crazy Awesome.

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  4. "New species of Jeholornis J. palmapenis"

    Great. Another name to add to the list of pervosaurs. Stand aside Pedopenna and Erectopus. -_-

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  5. "Unenlagiines may be avialians after all"

    Isn't the same true for microraptorines & troodontids?

    SpongeBobFossilPants/Spinosegnosaurus77

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    1. It is possible, though I don't know of any recent studies specifically tackling the possibility of those.

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  6. "Review of Jurassic maniraptors (and other coelurosaurs) with new, yet-to-be-analyzed hypothesis on phylogeny"

    Care to explain? The Dinosaur Tracking link is dead; the Theropoda link is unintelligible even when translated.

    Spinosegnosaurus77/SpongeBobFossilPants

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    1. http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/dinosaur/2010/10/tracking-the-emergence-of-birds/

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  7. Could you add an option to view news by category (Therizinosaurs, Alvarezsauroids, Oviraptorosaurs, Deinonychosaurs, Avialians & All)?

    Spinosegnosaurus77/SpongeBobFossilPants

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    1. I don't think I can add such a function to the page itself (unless I do it by HTML, which I don't know how to). I could try making new pages and linking to them on this main page, though I'm not sure if I'd want to.

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  8. Will you mention the Unquillosaurus news?

    Spinosegnosaurus77/SpongeBobFossilPants

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    1. Probably not, as that's not something that paper was focused on.

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  9. What, no mention of Erlikosaurus' bite force?

    Spinosegnosaurus77/SpongeBobFossilPants

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    1. I'm not always punctual in updating this page, and I was waiting for the DML archives to update.

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