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Oriole - friarbird mimicry (1 Viewer)

George Sangster

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Knud Andreas Jønsson, Kaspar Delhey, George Sangster, Per G. P. Ericson, and Martin Irestedt 2016. The evolution of mimicry of friarbirds by orioles (Aves: Passeriformes) in Australo-Pacific archipelagos. Proc. R. Soc. B 283:20160409; doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.0409 (published June 22, 2016)
Thank you Mr. Sangster for the link to the article. I am a visual learner so to help others like me here is the Diamond article with a nice painting:
https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/auk/v099n02/p0187-p0196.pdf .
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/96445#page/60/mode/1up .
I wonder if the paper addresses the DNA of the Orioles and Friarbirds of Ceram or Timor-laut?
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/97190#page/495/mode/1up .
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/21971#page/165/mode/1up .
Yes, our paper includes phylogenies of both clades, including those on Seram and Tanimbar. We have sampled all species and almost all subspecies.

Oriolus decipiens (Tanimbar) represents a distinct lineage, which is not closely related to O. bouroensis (Buru).

pdf here
Interesting! More difficult in the field than on the pictures (the bill is the best giveaway): I had quite a lot of discussion on some of these.
Jønsson, Delhey, Sangster, Ericson, Irestedt. 2016. Correction to 'The evolution of mimicry of friarbirds by orioles (Aves: Passeriformes) in Australo-Pacific archipelagos'. Proc R Soc B 283:20161497.
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