Dynamic rivers contributed to Amazon’s rich bird diversity

Journal Reference: Lukas J. Musher, Melina Giakoumis, James Albert, Glaucia Del-Rio, Marco Rego, Gregory Thom, Alexandre Aleixo, Camila C. Ribas, Robb T. Brumfield, Brian Tilston Smith, Joel Cracraft. River network rearrangements promote speciation in lowland Amazonian birds. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (14) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abn1099 The lowland rainforests of the Amazon River basin harbor more diversity … Read more

How new bird species arise

Journal Reference: José Martín Pujolar, Mozes P. K. Blom, Andrew Hart Reeve, Jonathan D. Kennedy, Petter Zahl Marki, Thorfinn S. Korneliussen, Benjamin G. Freeman, Katerina Sam, Ethan Linck, Tri Haryoko, Bulisa Iova, Bonny Koane, Gibson Maiah, Luda Paul, Martin Irestedt, Knud Andreas Jønsson. The formation of avian montane diversity across barriers and along elevational gradients. … Read more

Bird singing contests: A clash of culture and conservation

Journal Reference: Benjamin H. Mirin, Holger Klinck. Bird singing contests: Looking back on thirty years of research on a global conservation concern. Global Ecology and Conservation, 2021; 30: e01812 DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01812 “A champion bird can gain prestige for its owner and, in some cases, bring in considerable prize money,” explains lead author Ben Mirin, a … Read more

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