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    Cranial adaptation in foot-propelled diving birds

    A primarily neontological study that also discusses Hesperornis. Pecsics, T. and T. Csörgő (2023) Aspects of cranial adaptation in foot-propelled diving birds—foraging and visual fields of some piscivorous species Ornis Hungarica 31: 110–124 doi: 10.2478/orhu-2023-0023 The adaptation to an...
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    (Not only) Thamnophilidae

    Lima, R.D., A.C. Fazza, M. Maldonado-Coelho, C.Y. Miyaki, and V.Q. Piacentini (2024) Taxonomic revision of the Scaled Antbird Drymophila squamata (Aves: Thamnophilidae) reveals a new and critically endangered taxon from northeastern Brazil Zootaxa 5410: 573–585 doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5410.4.8...
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    Phylogeny of birds

    Columbaves in Prum et al. (2015).
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    Characterization of recent bird extinctions in Australia

    Woinarski, J.C.Z., S.M. Legge, and S.T. Garnett (2024) Extinct Australian birds: numbers, characteristics, lessons and prospects Emu 124: 8–20 doi: 10.1080/01584197.2023.2240345 Since European colonisation of Australia in 1788, nine Australian bird species (1.2% of the Australian total) have...
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    Functional constraints on the number and shape of flight feathers in pennaraptorans

    Kiat, Y. and J.K. O'Connor (2024) Functional constraints on the number and shape of flight feathers PNAS 121: e2306639121 doi: 10.1073/pnas.2306639121 As a fundamental ecological aspect of most organisms, locomotor function significantly constrains morphology. At the same time, the evolution...
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    Phylogeny of birds

    Wu, S., F.E. Rheindt, J. Zhang, J. Wang, L. Zhang, C. Quan, Z. Li, M. Wang, F. Wu, Y. Qu, S.V. Edwards, Z. Zhou, and L. Liu (2024) Genomes, fossils, and the concurrent rise of modern birds and flowering plants in the Late Cretaceous PNAS 121: e2319696121 doi: 10.1073/pnas.2319696121 The...
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    Cariamiforms from the Submeseta Formation

    Acosta Hospitaleche, C. and W. Jones (2024) Were terror birds the apex continental predators of Antarctica? New findings in the early Eocene of Seymour Island Palaeontologia Electronica 27: 13 doi: 10.26879/1340 Two ungual phalanges attributed to large birds were collected in the Ypresian...
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    Titanoperdix felixi gen. et sp. nov, Sibirionetta formozovi sp. nov., and Porzana payevskyi sp. nov.

    Zelenkov, N., E. Palastrova, N. Martynovich, A. Klementiev, A. Sizov, and N. Volkova (2023) A tiny duck (Sibirionetta formozovi sp. nov.), a giant grey partridge (Titanoperdix felixi gen. et sp. nov.), a new rail (Porzana payevskyi sp. nov.), and other birds from the Early Pleistocene of...
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    Shepherd, L.D., A.J.D. Tennyson, and C.M. Miskelly (2024) Mitochondrial DNA structuring of Antarctic prions (Pachyptila desolata, Procellariidae) Tuhinga 35: 1–9 doi: 10.3897/tuhinga.35.115090 Prions (Pachyptila) are small seabirds with a Southern Hemisphere breeding distribution. Antarctic...
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    Päckert, M. (2023) No evidence of a hybrid origin of the ashy-throated parrotbill Sinosuthora alphonsiana Journal of Avian Biology 2023: e03146 doi: 10.1111/jav.03146 This mini-review is dedicated to a critical re-appraisal of the putative hybrid origin of the grey-cheeked populations of the...
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    Functional imaging of the pigeon brain with implications for the evolution of avian flight

    Balanoff, A., E. Ferrer, L. Saleh, P.M. Gignac, M.E.L. Gold, J. Marugán-Lobón, M. Norell, D. Ouellette, M. Salerno, A. Watanabe, S. Wei, G. Bever, and P. Vaska (2024) Quantitative functional imaging of the pigeon brain: implications for the evolution of avian powered flight Proceedings of the...
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    Paridae, Remizidae, Aegithalidae

    Lait, L.A., J. Enciso, T.T.M. Lekamlage, A. Veale, D.K. Abeyrama, and T.M. Burg (2024) RADseq data reveal widespread historical introgression in four familiar North American songbirds Evolution (advance online publication) doi: 10.1093/evolut/qpae014 Population genetic structure is influenced...
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    Robins are flycatchers?

    Lan, G., J. Yu, J. Liu, Y. Zhang, R. Ma, Y. Zhou, B. Zhu, W. Wei, J. Liu, and G. Qi (2024) Complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic analysis of Tarsiger indicus (Aves: Passeriformes: Muscicapidae) Genes 15: 90 doi: 10.3390/genes15010090 Tarsiger indicus (Vieillot, 1817), the White-browed...
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    Growth of pelagornithids

    Dobrovolsky, S. and L. Gorobets (2023) Growth duration, life history and ecological traits of bony-toothed birds (Odontopterygiformes): implications from bone histology Geo & Bio 24: 141–158 doi: 10.53452/gb2409 Bony-toothed birds (Odontopterygiformes), an order of seabirds that existed...
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    Review of avialans from the Cretaceous of China

    Zhou, Z. and M. Wang (2024) Cretaceous fossil birds from China Geological Society, London, Special Publications (advance online publication) doi: 10.1144/SP544-2023-129 The explosive radiation of early birds has been well documented by the extraordinary discoveries of the Early Cretaceous...
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    True francolins & spurfowls

    Forcina, G., M. Clavero, M. Meister, C. Barilaro, M. Guerrini, and F. Barbanera (2024) Introduced and extinct: neglected archival specimens shed new light on the historical biogeography of an iconic avian species in the Mediterranean Integrative Zoology (advance online publication) doi...
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    Turner, A.A., N. Trujillo-Arias, and G.S. Cabanne (2023) Historical demography of Trichothraupis melanops (Aves: Thraupidae) and the Pleistocene Atlantic Forest biogeography El Hornero 38: 7-17 doi: 10.56178/eh.v38i2.1431 The climatic cycles of the Pleistocene affected the distribution of the...
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    Timing of moa extinction

    Foxon, F. (2024) The Moa the merrier: resolving when the Dinornithiformes went extinct Belgian Journal of Zoology 154: 1–9 doi: 10.26496/bjz.2024.114 The Moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) are an extinct group of the ratite clade from New Zealand. The overkill hypothesis asserts that the first New...
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    Buttonquail from the Pleistocene of Crimea

    Zelenkov, N.V. (2024) Unexpected find of a buttonquail (Aves: Charadriiformes: Turnicidae) in the Lower Pleistocene of Crimea Doklady Biological Sciences (advance online publication) doi: 10.1134/S0012496623600148 Buttonquails (family Turnicidae of the order Charadriiformes) are a...
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    Relationships between avian flight feather count and skeletal element size

    A primarily neontological paper, but discusses some implications for fossil birds: Deeming, D.C., M. Durkin, and R.L. Nudds (2023) Maintaining the avian wing aerofoil: relationships between the number of primary and secondary flight feathers and under-lying skeletal size in birds Journal of...
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    Birds from the Miocene of Namibia

    Mourer-Chauviré, C., M. Pickford, H. Mocke, and A. Nduutepo (2023) Small birds (Psittaculidae, Galliformes and Passeri) from the Early Miocene of Namibia Communications of the Geological Survey of Namibia 26: 10–20 Several post-cranial bones of small birds collected from Early Miocene deposits...
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    Indo-Pacific island diversification

    Reeve, A.H., J.D. Kennedy, J.M. Pujolar, B. Petersen, M.P.K. Blom, P. Alström, T. Haryoko, P.G.P. Ericson, M. Irestedt, J.A.A. Nylander, and K.A. Jønsson (2023) The formation of the Indo-Pacific montane avifauna Nature Communications 14: 8215 doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-43964-y The processes...
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    Flamio, R. and K.M. Ramstad (2023) Chromosome-level genome of the wood stork (Mycteria americana) provides insight into avian chromosome evolution Journal of Heredity (advance online publication) doi: 10.1093/jhered/esad077 Despite being quite specious (~10,000 extant species), birds have a...
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    Vegaviids from the López de Bertodano Formation

    de Souza, G.A., B.A. Bulak, M.B. Soares, J.M. Sayão, L.C. Weinschütz, A. Batezelli, and A.W.A. Kellner (2023) The Cretaceous Neornithine record and new Vegaviidae specimens from the López de Bertodano Formation (Upper Maastrichthian) of Vega Island, Antarctic Peninsula Anais da Academia...
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    Birds from the Pleistocene of La Crouzade Cave

    Garcia-Fermet, T., A. Testu, A.-M. Moigne, T. Saos, and S. Grégoire (2023) The bird remains from La Crouzade Cave (Gruissan, Aude): the mixed origin of a Middle Palaeolithic bone accumulation Quaternary Environments and Humans (advance online publication) doi: 10.1016/j.qeh.2023.100001 Avian...