Icteridae


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Icteridae

[ik′ter·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The troupials, a family of New World perching birds in the suborder Oscines.

Icteridae

 

a family of birds of the order Passeriformes. The body is 16.5– cm long. The bill is conical, slender in some species, and massive and sometimes enlarged at the base in others. The tail is graduate, and the plumage black or brownish, sometimes with red or yellow patches. There are 88 species, distributed throughout North and South America. They inhabit deserts, prairies, swamps, and forests, biologically replacing skylarks, starlings, orioles, and other Old World birds. Many species are polygamous and form colonies. Their nests vary from small open ones on the ground to large (1.8 m long) “purses” in trees. The number of eggs in a clutch varies from two or three (in the tropics) to five or six; only the female sits on them. Some species are parasites, depositing their eggs in the nests of other birds. They feed on insects, seeds, nectar, and the juice of fruits, and certain species, for example, Icterus galbula, injure fruit trees.

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Roubo de femeas por machos vizinhos do policia-inglesa-do-sul, Sturnella superciliaris (Passariformes: Icteridae), durante uma secao reprodutiva em um arrozal no Vale do Paraiba Paulista.
Se determino mayor cantidad de aves infectadas en dos familias de las once; Psittacidae con 20 individuos (20,83%), y Ramphastidae con 15 individuos (15,63%), es decir, que el 36,46% del total de animales infectados pertenecen a estas dos familias; las otras nueve familias presentan menor cantidad de individuos infestados asi, Cracidae (8 individuos.), Anatidae (7 individuos.), Ophistocomidae (7 individuos.), Alaudidae (7 individuos.), Rallidae (7 individuos), Icteridae (7 individuos.), Anhimidae (7 individuos.), Phoenicopteridae (6 individuos.), Burhinidae (5 individuos.), las cuales comprenden el 63,54%.
minuta (G) 0 1 Icteridae (1) (d) Gymnomystax mexicanus (FI) 1 1 22 especies 148 165 Taxa y gremios alimentarios Capturas totales (%) Threskiornithidae (1) Phimosus infuscatus (O) 1 (0,3) Columbidae (2) (a), (d) Columbina passerina (G) 21 (6,7) (d), (c) Columbina talpacoti rufipennis (G) 17 (5,4) Trochilidae (2) (c) Amazilia fimbriata elegantissima (NI) 117 (37,4) (a) Chalybura buffonii aeneicauda (NI) 1 (0,3) Picidae (1) Melanerpes rubricapillus (FI) 1 (0,3) Tyrannidae (5) (c) Elaenia flavogaster (FI) 4 (1,3) (b) Elaenia parvirostris (FI) 1 (0,3) Todirostrum sylvia (I) 1 (0,3) (c) Pitangus sulphuratus rufipennis (O) 20 (6,4) (c) Tyrannus melancholicus (FI) 1 (0,3) Troglodytidae (1) (c) Troglodytes aedon albicans (I) 3 (1,0) Turdidae (2) (d) Turdus n.
Icteridae ferona Arbol de nuez Spp fiodo Grillo Spp fuia Barbasco Lonchocarpus spp.
The various shapes were categorized as they were for Icteridae (Webster 2003): A--Combined dorsal and ventral fossae equally deep, bottom translucent, separation by medial bar incomplete.
Mas aun, la ausencia de un septo internarial evidente lo excluye de algunos Icteridae de pico conico (OLSON & MCKITRICK, 1981).
ICTERIDAE - Real: Quiscalus mexicanus, Molothrus ater; Null: Icterus cucullatus, I.
In North America, some Icteridae such as the redwinged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) use marshes to breed, although they live in neighboring agricultural areas, and in winter they occasionally form "dormitories" with as many as 15 million birds.
Sexual dimorphism, mating system and body size in New World blackbirds (Icteridae).
Irwin (1994) invoked social-selection arguments such as these to explain plumage evolution in blackbirds (Icteridae).