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Luis Fabio Silveira

Luis Fabio Silveira


Graduate at Ciencias from PUC MG(1995), Master's at Zoology from Universidade de Sao Paulo (1999) and Ph.D. at Zoology from Universidade de Sao Paulo (2003). Has experience in Zoology, acting on the following subjects: Systematics, Taxonomy and conservation of Brazilian birds. Professor at Sao Paulo Univ. (USP) and Curator of birds of Museu de Zoologia da USP (MZUSP).

São Paulo University - Zoology Dept. and Museum of Zoology
Rua do Matao, Trav. 14, n. 101, Butanta  
Sao Paulo,  Sao Paulo  05508-900  Brazil
Phone: 55 11 3091 7575 Fax: 55 11 3091 7513
Email: lfsilvei@usp.br

   Research Interests

Systematics, taxonomy and conservation of Brazilian raptors.

Species of Interest: 
  • White-browed Hawk
  • Black-faced hawk
  • Aplomado Falcon


Dénes, F.V., L.F. Silveira, S. Seipke, R. Thorstrom, W.S. Clark, and J.-M. Thiollay. 2011. The White-collared Kite (Leptodon forbesi Swann, 1922) and a review of the taxonomy of the Grey-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis Latham, 1790). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:323-331.        pdf

Ferreira de Vasconcelos, M., L.E. Lopez, D. Hoffmann, L.F. Silveira, and F. Schunck. 2008. Noteworthy records of birds from the Pantanal, chiquitano dry forest and cerrado of south-western Brazil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 128:57-67.

Olmos, F., J.F. Pacheco, and L.F. Silveira. 2006. [Notes on Brazilian birds of prey (Cathartidae, Accipitridae, and Falconidae). Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 14:401-404.

Raposo do Amaral, F.S.R., M.J. Miller, L.F. Silveira, E. Bermingham, and A. Wajntal. 2006. Polyphyly of the hawk genera Leucopternis and Buteogallus (Aves, Accipitridae): multiple habitat shifts during the Neotropical buteonine diversification. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6:1-10.

Raposo do Amaral, F., F.H. Sheldon, A. Gamauf, E. Haring, M. Riesing, L.F. Silveira, and A. Wajntal. 2009. Patterns and processes of diversification in a widespread and ecologically diverse avian group, the buteonine hawks (Aves, Accipitridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.07.020.

Raposo do Amaral, F., F.H. Sheldon, A. Gamauf, E. Haring, M.J. Riesing, L.F. Silveira, and A. Wajntal. 2010. Priority of Geranoaetus Kaup, 1844 over Tachytriorchis Kaup, 1844 (Aves: Accipitridae) based on the first reviser principle. Zootaxa 2534:67-68.       pdf

Raposo do Amaral, F.S., L.F. Silveira, and B.M. Whitney. 2007. New localities for the Black-faced Hawk (Leucopternis melanops) south of the Amazon River and description of the immature plumage of the White-browed Hawk (Leucopternis kuhli). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:450-454.

Silveira, L.F., P.F. Develey, J.F. Pacheco, and B.M. Whitney. 2005. Avifauna of the Serra das Lontras-Javi montane complex, Bahia, Brazil. Cotinga 24:45-54.

Silveira, L., A.T.A. Jácomo, F.H.G. Rodrigues, and P.G. Crawshaw, Jr. 1997. Hunting association between the Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis) and the Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) in Emas National Park, central Brazil. Condor 99:201-202.

Silveira, L.F., and F. Mendonca d'Horta. 2002. [On the avifauna of the Vila Bela da Santíssima Trinidade region, Mato Grosso]. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (Sao Paulo) 42:265-286. (In Portuguese with English summary)

Silveira, L.F., F. Olmos, and A.J. Long. 2003. Birds in Atlantic forest fragments in north-east Brazil. Cotinga 20:32-46.

Seipke, S.H., F.V. Dénes, F. Pellinger, R. Thorstrom, J.-M. Thiollay, L.F. Silveira, and W.S. Clark. 2011. Field identification of White-collared Kite Leptodon forbesi and similar-looking species in north-east Brazil. Neotropical Birding 8:29-39.

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