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A comparison of evolutionary rates between songs and calls in South-American Fire-eyes (Aves: Pyriglena): a hypotheses test in a phylogenetic framework

Abstract

Investigations on the concerted variation of multiple characters throughout the range of a taxa are fundamental for an understanding of evolutionary forces underlying the process of geographic divergence. In this project, the evolution of vocalizations will be studied in detail across the geographic range of South American Fire-eyes (Aves, Genus Pyriglena) in a phylogenetic framework. The Fire-eyes are members of a highly diverse but poorly studied assemblage of Neotropical birds, the Suboscine passerines. More specifically, it is proposed here to test hypotheses that could explain the patterns of variation among different vocal traits. It is proposed to contrast evolutionary patterns between songs and calls of Fire-eyes. In birds of the Thamnophilidae family, in which Fire-eyes are included, it is suggested that vocalizations are hard-wired and that songs have the primary dual function of mate attraction and territory defence whereas calls have the primary function of, for exemple, contact betweem pair members. Thus, one can infer that songs and calls are respectively long and short range acoustic signals and that natural and social and sexual selection would have a stronger influence on patterns of song evolution while calls would be more prone to the effects of genetic drift. Two predictions can be derived: 1) calls will track phylogeny more closely than songs and 2) songs will present a higher evolutionary rate than calls. (AU)

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Scientific publications (7)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DO AMARAL, FABIO RAPOSO; THOM, GREGORY; LIMA-RIBEIRO, MATHEUS S.; ALVARADO-SERRANO, DIEGO F.; MONTESANTI, JULIA A. C.; PELLEGRINO, KATIA C. M.; MIYAKI, CRISTINA Y.; HICKERSON, MICHAEL J.; MALDONADO-COELHO, MARCOS. Rugged relief and climate promote isolation and divergence between two neotropical cold-associated birds. Evolution, v. 75, n. 10 AUG 2021. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ACERO-MURCIA, ADRIANA CAROLINA; DO AMARAL, FABIO RAPOSO; DE BARROS, FABIO C.; RIBEIRO, TIAGO DA SILVA; MIYAKI, CRISTINA Y.; MALDONADO-COELHO, MARCOS. Ecological and evolutionary drivers of geographic variation in songs of a Neotropical suboscine bird: The Drab-breasted Bamboo Tyrant (Hemitriccus diops, Rhynchocyclidae). AUK, v. 138, n. 2 APR 6 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SOTELO-MUNOZ, MANUELITA; MALDONADO-COELHO, MARCOS; SVENSSON-COELHO, MARIA; SANTOS, SIDNEI S. DOS; MIYAKI, CRISTINA Y. Vicariance, dispersal, extinction and hybridization underlie the evolutionary history of Atlantic forest fire-eye antbirds (Aves: Thamnophilidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 148, JUL 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MACEDO, GABRIEL; SILVA, MARCO; DO AMARAL, FABIO RAPOSO; MALDONADO-COELHO, MARCOS. Symmetrical discrimination despite weak song differentiation in 2 suboscine bird sister species. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, v. 30, n. 5, p. 1205-1215, SEP-OCT 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DO AMARAL, FABIO RAPOSO; MALDONADO-COELHO, MARCOS; ALEIXO, ALEXANDRE; LUNA, LEILTON W.; DO REGO, PERICLES SENA; ARARIPE, JULIANA; SOUZA, THAINARA O.; SILVA, WEBER A. G.; THOM, GREGORY. Recent chapters of Neotropical history overlooked in phylogeography: Shallow divergence explains phenotype and genotype uncoupling in Antilophia manakins. Molecular Ecology, v. 27, n. 20, p. 4108-4120, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
ISLER, MORTON L.; MALDONADO-COELHO, MARCOS. Calls distinguish species of Antbirds (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) in the genus Pyriglena. Zootaxa, v. 4291, n. 2, p. 275-294, JUL 12 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MALDONADO-COELHO, MARCOS; MARINI, MIGUEL ANGELO; DO AMARAL, FABIO RAPOSO; RIBON, ROMULO. The invasive species rules: competitive exclusion in forest avian mixed-species flocks in a fragmented landscape. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ORNITOLOGIA, v. 25, n. 1, p. 54-59, MAR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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