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Nest, Eggs, and Nestlings of the Atlantic Forest Endemic Star-throated Antwren (Rhopias gularis)

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Author(s):
Perrella, Daniel F. [1] ; Biagolini-Junior, Carlos H. [1] ; Ribeiro-Silva, Lais [1] ; Zima, Paulo V. Q. [1] ; Galetti, Pedro M. [2] ; Francisco, Mercival R. [1]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Ciencias Ambientais, BR-18052780 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Genet & Evolucao, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Wilson Journal of Ornithology; v. 127, n. 2, p. 319+, JUN 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

Here, we describe nests, eggs, and nestlings of the monotypic Star-throated Antwren, Rhopias gularis (formerly Myrmotherula gularis), found at Carlos Botelho State Park, in Atlantic Forest in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nests were pensile cups of dark rootlets and black fungal hyphae, found near forest streams, 34-70 cm high, over ground or water. A leaf appeared to form a roof over two nests. Clutch size was always two eggs, white with reddish and dark brown spots and blotches. Hatchlings were naked with pinkish skin. Nest architecture, eggs, and nestlings were similar to other Myrmotherula and Epinecrophylla, suggesting that nesting characteristics may not be informative to reconstruct recent DNA-based phylogenies that resolved the monotypic genus of this Brazilian Atlantic Forest endemic species. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/52315-7 - Top predators of food chain
Grantee:Pedro Manoel Galetti Junior
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants