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Ornithological Ephemera


These articles, from sources that are not SORA partners, are listed alphabetically by name of publication. They were prepared and sent to us by Stephen M. Smith. We thank him very much for making these papers available to SORA Readers!

Bond, J. and Meyer de Schauensee, R. 1944. The birds. In: Results of the Fifth George Vanderbilt Expedition (1941). Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Monograph 6, pp. 7–56.


Dickerman. 1975. Revision of the Short-billed Marsh Wren. American Museum Novitates 2569


Lanyon. 1965. Specific limits of the Yucatan Flycatcher, Myiarchus yucatanensis. American Museum Novitates 2229


Skutch, A.F. 1969. Nunbirds. Animal Kingdom, 72: 8–11.


Marler. P. 1960. Bird songs and mate selection. In: Lanyon, W.E. and Tavolga, W.N. eds. Animal Sounds and Communication, 7: 348–367. American Institute of Biological Sciences, Washington, DC.


White, C.M.N. 1954. A new race of Grass Warbler from Northern Rhodesia. Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge, 4: 106.


D. Scott Wood, Robert C. Leberman, 1987. Results of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Expeditions to Belize. III. Distributional Notes on the Birds of Belize. Annals of Carnegie Museum 56(6): 137-160.


Newstead, R. 1909. Reports on the twenty-first expedition of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Jamaica, 1908–1909. Medical and Economic Entomology. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 3: 421–469 + 2 plates.


Rendahl, H. 1919. Notes on a collection of birds from Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Arkiv för Zoologi,12(8): 1–36.


Pinto, O. 1952. Súmula histórica e sistemática da ornitologia de Minas-Gerais. Arquivos de Zoologia do Estado de São Paulo, 8: 1–51


Phillips, S. 1953. An incident concerning the Peruvian Torrent Duck. Avicultural Magazine, 59: 134.


Maximilian, Prinzen zu Wied. 1833. Sect. 1. Lobipedes. Lappenfüsser. Fam. XXXVIII. Podoidae. Saumfußartige Vögel. Gen. 92. Podoa, Illig. Saumfuß. Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte von Brasilien. 4(2): 822-828.


Eaton, J.A. 2011.Black-chinned Monarch Monarcha boanensis still survives on its tiny island home. BirdingASIA, 15: 36.


Clinton-Eitniear, J. 1986. Status of large forest eagles of Belize. Birds of Prey Bulletin 3: 107–110


Clinton-Eitniear, J. 1991. The Solitary Eagle Harpyhaliaetus solitarius: A New Threatened Species. Birds of Prey Bulletin 4: 81–85


Piaskowski, V.D., Teul, M., Cal, R.N., Williams, K.M. and Tzul, D. 2006. How to manage your land to help birds. (Belize and Mesoamerica edition). Birds Without Borders, Milwaukee, WI.


Phelps, W.H. 1943. Las aves de Perijá. Boletín de la Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales, 8: 265–338.


Murphy, R.C. 1971. In Memoriam: William Henry Phelps. (Spanish version) Boletín de la Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales, 29: 13–19 + 1 plate.


Schwartz P. 1972. On the taxonomic rank of the Yellow-billed Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus calorhynchus). Boletín de la Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales, 29: 459-476.


Borrero H., J.I. 1971. Notas sobre habitos alimenticos y comportamiento reproductivo del Zambullidor Podilymbus podiceps (Aves), en Colombia. Boletín de la Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales, 29: 477–486.


Phelps, W.H., and Dickerman, R. 1980. Cuatro subespecies nuevas de Aves (Furnariidae, Formicariidae) de la región de Pantepui, Estado Bolívar y Territorio Amazonas, Venezuela. Boletín de la Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales, 33: 139–147.


Pinowski, J., Morales, L.G., Pacheco, J., Dobrowolski, K.A. and Pinowska, B. 1980. Estimation of the food consumption of fish-eating birds in the seasonally flooded savannas (Llanos) of Alto Apure, Venezuela. Bulletin de l’Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Série des Sciences Biologiques, 28: 163–170.


Austin, O.L. 1929. Birds of the Cayo District, British Honduras. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 59: 363–394


Matola, S. and Poót, C. 2003. One forest, three nations: the biological and cultural diversity of Belize. Caribbean Geography 13: 14-18.


Piaskowski, V.D., Teul, M., Cal, R.N., Williams, K.M. and Martinez, W.E. 2003. The birds of central Belize. Caribbean Geography 13: 69-87.


Delahunty, J.L. 2005. Remote sensing as a tool for mapping and monitoring habitat: a case study of the St. Vincent Parrot (Amazona guildingii). Caribbean Geography 14: 31-39.


McRae, E.M. 1995. Bird Survey, 8-13 August 1995, Caye Caulker, Belize. CariSearch, Ltd.


Brodkin, H. and Brodkin, P. 1981.Summer birds at Polol, Guatemala. Continental Birdlife, 2: 111–117.


Miller and Miller. 1996. New information on the status and distribution of the Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum in Belize, Central America Cotinga 6, 61–64.


Melo, T.N. de, Borges, L.H.M. de and Botelho, A.L.M. 2016.
Behavior and plumage of juvenile Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo Neomorphus g. geoffroyi, with new records for Acre State.
Cotinga, 38: 49–51.


Cody, M.L. 1970. Chilean bird distribution. Ecology, 51: 455–464.


Rodríguez, D. 1918. Costumbres del “pato picazo”/
Behavior of the picazo duck.
El Hornero, 1: 185–187.


Wilson, A.S. 1923. Huevos de pato en un nido de chimando. El Hornero, 3: 192.


Wilson, A.S. 1924. Datos biológicos sobre aves de Santa Fe. El Hornero, 3: 246–248.


Meerman, J.C. 1994. The Wood Stork colonies in the northeastern Corozal District, Belize. 1991 and 1992 seasons. Including a report on other bird colonies in the Chetumal Bay area. Estudio Integral de la Frontera Mexico–Belice. CIQRO, Chetumal. pp. 113–118.


Bond, M.F.W. 1954. Turneffe adventure. Frontiers (Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia), 18: 137–141.


Jones, H.L. 2000. Maiuia Mannikibani Kiritimati. The Birdlife of Christmas Island. I Kiribati translations by Atanraoi Baiteke. Dames & Moore.


Hamilton, J.F. 1871. Notes on birds from the Province of Sāo Paulo, Brazil. Ibis, Series III, 1: 301–309.


Salvin, O. 1885. On a collection of birds from the Island of Cozumel. Ibis, 27: 185–194


Salvin, O. 1888. A list of the birds of the islands of the coast of Yucatán and the Bay of Honduras. Ibis, 30: 241–265


Salvin, O. 1889. A list of the birds of the islands of the coast of Yucatán and the Bay of Honduras. Ibis, 31: 359–379


Salvin, O. 1890. A list of the birds of the islands of the coast of Yucatán and the Bay of Honduras. Ibis, 32: 84–95


Barlow, JC, Dick, JA, Baldwin, DH, and Davis, RA. 1969. New records of birds from British Honduras. Ibis, 111: 399–401


Béraut, E.B. 1970. The nesting of Gymnoderus foetidus. Ibis, 112: 256.


Meadows, M. 1994. Bacalar Chico Bird Report, Ambergris Caye, Belize. International Tropical Conservation Foundation.


Fuisz, T.I., Vas, Z. and Rácz, R. 2010. Hidden treasures and the reorganization of the Bird Collection in the Hungarian Natural History Museum. Journal of Afrotropical Zoology, Special Issue, pp. 37-43.


Phillips, A.R. 1959. The nature of avian species. Journal of the Arizona Academy of Science, 1: 22–30.


Niethammer, G. 1952. Zur Anatomie und systematischen Stellung der Sturzbach-Ente Merganetta armata. On the anatomy and systematic position of the Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata). Journal of Ornithology, 93: 357–360.


Cowan, C.F. 1969. Notes on Griffith’s Animal Kingdom of Cuvier (1824–1835). Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, 5: 137–140.


Goodman, S.M. and Abdel Mowla Atta, G. 1987. The birds of southeastern Egypt. Le Gerfaut, 77: 3–41.


Graves, G.R. and Giraldo O., J.A. 1987. Population status of the Rufous-fronted Parakeet (Bolborhynchus ferrugineifrons), a Colombian endemic. Le Gerfaut, 77: 89–92.


Vande weghe, J.P. and Loiselle, B.A. 1987. The bird fauna of Bururi Forest, Burundi. Le Gerfaut, 77: 147–164.


Stuart, S.N., Jensen, F.P. and Brogger-Jensen, S. 1987. Altitudinal zonation of the avifauna in Mwanihana and Magombera Forests, eastern Tanzania. Le Gerfaut, 77: 165–186.


Prigogine, A. 1987. Hybridization between the megasubspecies cailliautii and permista of the Green-backed Woodpecker, Campethera cailliautii. Le Gerfaut, 77: 187–204.


Harvey, W.G. and Howell, K.M. 1987. The birds of the Dar es Salaam area, Tanzania. Le Gerfaut, 77: 205–258.


Schulenberg, T.S., Parker, T.A. III and Hughes, R.A. 1987. First records of Least Tern, Sterna antillarum, for Peru. Le Gerfaut, 77: 271–273.


Guerra-Correa, C.G. and Fitzpatrick, L.C. 1987. Albinism in the Gray Gull, Larus modestus, in northern Chile. Le Gerfaut, 77: 275–279.


Prigogine, A. 1987. Une nouvelle sous-espèce du Cossyphe du Natal, Cossypha natalensis, du nord-est de la region afrotropicale. Le Gerfaut, 77: 477–484.


Thomas, B.T. 1988. A comparison of the Maguari Stork, Ciconia maguari, with the White Stork, Ciconia ciconia. Le Gerfaut, 78: 113–119.


Guerra C., C.G., Fitzpatrick, L.C., Aguilar P., R.E. and Guillermo S., L.J. 1988. Location and characterization of new nesting sites for Gray Gulls, Larus modestus, in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile. Le Gerfaut, 78: 121–129.


Cikutović, M.A., Guerra, C.G. and Fitzpatrick, L.C. 1988. Gonadal cycle of Gray Gulls, Larus modestus, in northern Chile. Le Gerfaut, 78: 209–216.


Remsen, J.V. Jr., Schmitt, G. and Donna C. Schmitt, D.C. 1990. Natural-history notes on some poorly known Bolivian birds. Part 3. Le Gerfaut, 78(1988): 363–381.


Mack, A.L. and Fisher, C.D. 1988. Notes on birds from the llanos of Meta, Colombia. Le Gerfaut, 78: 397–408.


Fitzpatrick, L.C. and Guerra, C.G. 1988.
Microclimatic features of Gray Gull, Larus modestus, nests in the Atacama Desert.

Le Gerfaut, 78: 421–428.


Reynard, G.B. 1962. The rediscovery of the Puerto Rican Whip-poor-will. Living Bird, 1: 51–60.


Snow, D.W. 1968. The singing assemblies of Little Hermits. Living Bird, 7: 47–55


Weller, M.W. 1968. The breeding biology of the parasitic Black-headed Duck. Living Bird, 7: 169-207.


Moffett, G.M. Jr. 1970. A study of nesting Torrent Ducks in the Andes. Living Bird, 9: 5–27 + 3 plates.


ffrench, R.P. and Haverschmidt, F. 1970. The Scarlet Ibis in Surinam and Trinidad. Living Bird, 9: 147–165 + 1 plate.


Borrero H., J.I. 1970. A photographic study of the Potoo in Colombia. Living Bird, 9: 257–263.


Skutch, A.F. 1970. Life history of the Common Potoo. Living Bird, 9: 265–280.


Snow, D.W. 1971. Observations on the Purple-throated Fruitcrow in Guyana. Living Bird, 10: 5–17.


Alvarez del Toro, M. 1971. On the biology of the American Finfoot in southern Mexico. Living Bird, 10: 79–88.


LaBastille, A. 1992. The Giant Grebes of Atitlán. A chronicle of extinction. Living Bird, 11(1): 10–15.


Tramer, E. 1992. Global warming: an imminent threat to birds? Living Bird, 11(2): 8–12.


Marshall, J.T. Jr. 1967. Parallel variation in North and Middle American Screech-Owls. Monographs of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 1: 1–72.


Martinez, M.M. 1983. Nidificacion de Hirundo rustica erythrogaster (Boddaert) en la Argentina (Aves, Hirundinidae). Neotropica, 29: 83–86.


Bond, J., and R. Meyer de Schauensee, R. 1939. Descriptions of new birds from Bolivia. Part I. — Oscines. Notulae Naturae, (Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia), 12: 1–5.


Bond, J., and R. Meyer de Schauensee, R. 1939. Descriptions of new birds from Bolivia. Part II. — A new species of the genus Pauxi. Notulae Naturae, (Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia), 29: 1–3.


Bond, J. and Meyer de Schauensee, R. 1940. Descriptions of new birds from Bolivia. Part III. — Mesomydi. Notulae Naturae (Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia), 44: 1–4.


Bond, J., and R. Meyer de Schauensee, R. 1941.
Descriptions of new birds from Bolivia. Part IV.
Notulae Naturae, (Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia), 93: 1–7.


Bond, J. and Meyer de Schauensee, R. 1944. A new race of Pyrrhura rupicola from Peru. Notulae Naturae, 138: 1–2.


Bond, J. 1954. Birds of Turneffe and Northern Two Cayes, British Honduras. Notulae Naturae, 260: 1–10.


Hartert, E. 1918. Notes on Penduline Tits. Novitates Zoologicae, 25: 305–309.


Griscom, L. 1935. Critical notes on rare Panama birds. Occasional Papers of the Boston Society of Natural History, 8: 199–204.


Dickerman, R.W. 1986. Two new subspecies of birds from Guatemala. Occasional Papers of the Western Foundation for Vertebrate Zoology, 3: 1–6.


Dickerman, R.W. 1987. Type localities of birds described from Guatemala. Occasional Papers of the Western Foundation for Vertebrate Zoology, 3: 51–107.


Bangs, O. and Peck, M.E. 1908. On some rare and new birds from British Honduras. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 21: 43–46.


Prigogine, A. 1985. Recently recognized bird species in the Afrotropical Region — a critical review. In: Schuchmann, K.L. ed. Proceedings of the International Symposium on African Vertebrates: Systematics, Phylogeny, and Evolutionary Ecology. pp. 91–114.


Peters, J.L. 1929. The generic name of the tinamous formerly included in the genus Crypturus Illiger. Proceedings of the New England Zoological Club, 10: 113-114.


Ridgway, R. 1885. Catalogue of a collection of birds made on the island of Cozumel, Yucatán, by the naturalists of the U.S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross, Capt. Z.L. Tanner, commander. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 8: 560–583.


Wetmore, A. 1917. On certain secondary sexual characters in the male Ruddy Duck, Erismatura jamaicensis (Gmelin). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 52: 479–482.


Yarrell, W. (Chair) 1837. Meeting of 13 September. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 45: 79-83.


O’Neill, J.P. and Pearson, D.L. 1974. Estudio preliminar de las aves de Yarinacocha, Departamento de Loreto, Peru. Publicaciones del Museo de Historia Natural “Javier Prado”, Serie A, Zoologia, No. 25, 13. pp.


Short, L.L. 1971. Aves nuevas o poco comunes de Corrientes, República Argentina. Revista de Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” e Instituto Nacional de Investigación de las Ciencias Naturales, Zoología, 9: 283–309.


Remsen, J.V. Jr. 1984. High incidence of “leapfrog” pattern of geographic variation in Andean birds: implications for the speciation process. Science, 224: 171–173.


Mertens, R. and Steinbacher, J. 1955. Die im Senckenberg-Museum vorhandenen Arten ausgestorbener, aussterbender oder seltener Vögel. (The species of extinct or rare birds in the Senckenberg Museum) Senckenbergiana Biologica 36: 241–265.


Felten, H. and Steinbacher, J. 1955. Zur Vogelfauna von El Salvador. (On the avian fauna of El Salvador) Senckenbergiana Biologica 36: 9-19.


Wetmore, A. 1962. Systematic notes concerned with the avifauna of Panamá. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 145(1): 1–14.


Wetmore, A. 1963. Additions to records of birds known from the Republic of Panamá. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 145(6): 1–11.


Dickerman, R.W. 2007. Birds of the southern Pacific Lowlands of Guatemala. With a review of Icterus gularis. Special Publications of the Museum of Southwestern Biology, Number 7, pp. 1–45.


Fjeldså, J. 1983. A Black Rail from Junín, central Peru: Laterallus jamaicensis tuerosi ssp. n. (Aves: Rallidae). Steenstrupia, 8: 277–282.


Guerra C., C.G. and Cikutovic S., M.A. 1985. Algunos aspectos de la nidificación y el crecimiento de Pelecanus occidentalis thagus Molina, 1782 en el Norte de Chile. I Simposio de Ornitologia Neotropical (IX Claz Perú): pp 33–48.


Bagshawe, T.W. 1938. Notes on the habits of the Gentoo and Ringed or Antarctic Penguins. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 24: 185–306.


Matola, S. 1993. Columbia River Forest Reserve Expedition, 9–16 December 1990. Typescript.


Salomonsen, F. 1962. Whitehead’s Swiftlet (Collocalia whiteheadi Ogilvie-Grant) in New Guinea and Melanesia. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i København, 125: 509–512.


Clinton-Eitniear, J. 1984. Status of the King Vulture in Mexico and adjacent Central America. Vulture News 12: 22-24.


Clinton-Eitniear, J. 1985. Distribution and relative abundance of Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture in Mex. and C.A. Vulture News 13: 4-7.


Johnsgard, P.A. 1966. The biology and relationships of the Torrent Duck. Wildfowl, 17: 66–74.


Weller, M.W. 1968. Plumages and wing spurs of Torrent Ducks Merganetta armata. Wildfowl, 19: 33–40 + Plate III.


Eldridge, J.L. 1979. Display inventory of the Torrent Duck. Wildfowl, 30: 5–15.


Dean, W.R.J. and Skead, D.M. 1979. The weights of some southern African Anatidae. Wildfowl, 30: 114–117.


Eldridge, J.L. 1986.Observations on a pair of Torrent Ducks. Wildfowl, 37: 113–122.


Scott, P. 1954. Behavior of the Bolivian Torrent Duck. Wildfowl Trust, Sixth Annual Report, pp. 69–72.


Devas, R. 1953. Birds of British Honduras. Notes on some of the birds resident in that part of Central America. Yuille's Printerie, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.


Landbeck, L. 1877. Bemerkungen über die Singvögel Chile’s. (Comments on the songbirds of Chile.) Der zoologische Garten: Zeitschrift für die gesamte Tiergärtnerei, 18: 233–261.

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