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Systematic status of the black-collared bulbul Neolestes torquatus

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dc.contributor.author Dowsett, R. J. en
dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.contributor.author Roy, M. S. en
dc.contributor.author Dowsett-Lemaire, F. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-24T20:49:13Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-24T20:49:13Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Dowsett, R. J., Olson, Storrs L., Roy, M. S., and Dowsett-Lemaire, F. 1999. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F6471">Systematic status of the black-collared bulbul Neolestes torquatus</a>." <em>Ibis</em>. 141 (1):22&ndash;28. en
dc.identifier.issn 0019-1019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/6471
dc.description.abstract The Afrotropical monotypic genus Neolestes has been treated variously as a bulbul (Pycnonotidae) or a &#39;shrike&#39; (Malaconotidae, Laniidae or Prionopidae). Recent field observations and fresh laboratory material have enabled a multi-disciplinary review incorporating biology, anatomy and DNA. The DNA analysis suggests that N. torquatus represents a deep branch of the pycnonotid clade. The plumage of Neolestes is unlike that of any bulbul, although the juvenile plumage is more bulbul-like than shrike-like. Evidence from the syrinx, skull, humerus and carpometatarsus eliminates a relationship between Neolestes and the shrikes and mainly points to one with the Pycnonotidae. Neolestes could be the primitive sister-group of the Pycnonotidae, or a member of some larger group of which the bulbuls are but one manifestation. The vocalizations are not shrike-like but are reminiscent of those of the African species of Pycnonotus; other aspects of its behaviour point in this direction. We believe there is no evidence for considering Neolestes to be a &#39;shrike&#39;, and recommend treating it as a primitive member of the Pycnonotidae, although as incertae sedis. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Ibis en
dc.title Systematic status of the black-collared bulbul Neolestes torquatus en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 75167
rft.jtitle Ibis
rft.volume 141
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 22
rft.epage 28
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 22
dc.citation.epage 28


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