Maggie MacPherson presented a poster on the evolution of migrationof Tyrannus flycatchers at this year’s Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, January 4-8, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA: macpherson-sicb-2017
Our colleague from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Diego Tuero, presented the following poster on sexual selection in Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus savana) at the 16th Congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology (http://www.isbe2016.com/).
From 17 to 20 August 2016, several of us participated in the sixth North American Ornithological Conference (http://naoc2016.cvent.com), held in Washington DC. Three of the posters we presented on various aspects of Fork-tailed Flycatcher ecology are shown below.
How climate affects the timing of bird migration is a key question in the study of migratory bird ecology. One of our colleagues, Maggie MacPherson, a PhD candidate at Tulane University, is modeling how Tyrannus flycatchers track rainfall vs. temperature
Over the last several weeks, migratory Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus s. savana) have been migrating from their breeding grounds in southern and central South America to northern South America, where they will spend the austral winter.
Last week, one of our collaborators, Emanuel Pérez Bogado, a graduate student in Patricia Capllonch’s lab at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, saw flocks migrating Fork-tailed Flycatchers in northern Argentina (Tucumán Province).
Light-level geolocator data from Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus s. savana) breeding in central Brazil indicate that some flycatchers spend a month (late January to mid-February) in southwestern Brazil, before migrating to northern South America to overwinter (unpub. data). So, from 6-12
From 29 October to 4 November, 2015, a workshop was held on zoonotic disease transmission by migratory birds and bats, funded by the Argentinian Ministry of Education. Attendees included: Patricia Capllonch, Karina Soria, Rodrigo Araoz, Diego Ortiz, Emanuel Perez Bogado,
In October 2015, Jesse Lopes, Sebastian Lyons, Shazeeda Ameerally and Alex Jahn spent about 2 weeks in Brasilia, Brazil catching Fork-tailed Flycatchers and monitoring their nests. The region was experiencing strong drought conditions and the birds appeared to be delaying
Several of us (Maggie MacPherson, Valentina Gómez Bahamón, and Alex Jahn) recently gave talks at the X Neotropical Ornithological Congress (NOC) / XXII Congresso Brasileiro de Ornitologia (CBO).