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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Parulidae.


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  • Field experiments conducted by the research team with birds of the Costa Rican subspecies Myioborus miniatus comptus (see photo) and their key prey indicated that a contrasting black-and-white tail is critical to flush-pursuit foraging success, and that subspecific variation in the extent of white in the tail reflects evolutionary adaptation to regional prey or habitat characteristics that maximizes flush-pursuit foraging performance. - latest science and technology news stories 2010

  • Painted Redstart (Myioborus pictus), with the latter being the alarm-calling sentinel, warning the other birds of our presence.

    Museum Blogs 2009

  • The scissor-tailed hummingbird (Hylonimpha macrocerca), paria whitestart (Myioborus pariae), Venezuelan flower-piercer (Diglosa venezuelensis), and grey-headed warbler (Basileuterus griseiceps) are in critical danger, and white-throated barbtail (Premnoplex tatei) is endangered.

    Cordillera La Costa montane forests 2007

  • This has been well documented for painted redstarts (Myioborus pictus

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Kenneth C. Catania 2008


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