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Synonyms for Oscines

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Instead Kroodsma has provided a meticulous compendium of what is now knowable through the prism of individual experience about the singing of oscines and suboscines in the context of their life cycles and environments.
Many songbirds (both oscines and suboscines) display a daily bout of dawn singing that involves an extended period of song beginning up to 1 hr before the sun rises each morning and lasting ~40 min (reviewed in Staicer et al.
Nuclear DNA evolution and phylogeny of the New World nine-primaried oscines.
One of the most frequently asked but unanswered questions among those who study birdsong is why vocal learning evolved among parrots, hummingbirds, and passerines but not other species groups, and within the passerines why in oscine songbirds but not in their sister group the suboscines (Baptista and Kroodsma 2001).
As a consequence, most suboscines show relatively little intraspecific variation in song, both within and between populations, in comparison to oscine species.
These authors, to control for phylogeny, analyzed the representatives of different infra-orders and continents separately (New World Deutro-Oscines, New World Oscines, and Old World Oscines), and ecological aspects, such as habitat and nest types, were not considered.
Suboscine songs are generally thought to be less variable than those of oscines as they are not learned (Kroodsma 1984), which leaves less chance for errors in the learning process (Raposo and Hofling 2003, Wiley 2005).
Primeira parte: Aves nao Passeriformes e Passeriformes nao Oscines, com exclusao da famiilia Tyrannidae.
Geographic variations have been reported mostly from oscines (Mundinger 1982, Martens 1996), but also from non-oscine (Goldstein 1978, Saunders 1983, Bretagnolle 1989, Wright 1996) and suboscine taxa (Isler et al.
Suboscines comprise ~20% (1,151 species) of the Order Passeriformes (Sibley and Monroe 1990), but studies of bird song and its functions have focused almost exclusively on oscines.