Evolutionary relationships of some South American ground tyrants by W. John Smith

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  • Tyrannidae.,
  • Adaptation (Biology)

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StatementW. John Smith and François Vuilleumier.
SeriesBulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology -- v. 141, no. 5
ContributionsVuilleumier, François, 1938-
LC ClassificationsQL696.P2 S59
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 181-268 :
Number of Pages268
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Open LibraryOL21331375M

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Several southern species are migratory, moving northward for the winter. Ground tyrants feed on insects and other invertebrates, mainly by picking them from the ground Class: Aves.

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