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1 September 2009 A Nest of the Marble-Faced Bristle Tyrant (Pogonotriccus ophthalmicus) with Comparative Comments on Nests of Related Genera
Harold F. Greeney
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Abstract

Pogonotriccus bristle tyrants are a small group of flycatchers for which few data on nest architecture are available. I describe the nest of Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant (P. ophthalmicus) from eastern Ecuador. The nest was an oven-shaped, mossy ball with a hooded side entrance attached by the back to the trunk of a large tree. I discuss aspects of nest architecture, composition, and placement which may prove useful for resolving phylogenetic hypotheses within the Leptopogon-Pogonotriccus-Pseudotriccus clade of pipromorphine flycatchers. These characters, in particular nest attachment and construction, support a close relationship between Pogonotriccus, Pseudotriccus, and Corythopis. The switch from draping material to stuffing material during construction may be a key innovation uniting these genera.

Harold F. Greeney "A Nest of the Marble-Faced Bristle Tyrant (Pogonotriccus ophthalmicus) with Comparative Comments on Nests of Related Genera," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(3), 631-634, (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.1676/08-106.1
Received: 12 August 2008; Accepted: 1 January 2009; Published: 1 September 2009
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