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Andrew Whittaker
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Andrew Whittaker

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Museu Emilío Goeldi, Belém (research associate)
Coroado 111  Conj Acariquara, Rua Samaumas 214,
Manaus,  Amazonas  69085-410  Brazil
Email: Andrew@birdingbraziltours.com


   Research Interests

Breeding biology
Distribution
Migration
Prey
Taxonomy

Species of Interest: 
  • Ictinia mississippiensis
  • Accipiter bicolor
  • Accipiter chilensis
  • Accipiter collaris
  • Accipiter erythronemius
  • Accipiter poliogaster
  • Accipiter superciliosus
  • Accipiter ventralis
  • Micrastur buckleyi
  • Micrastur gilvicollis
  • Micrastur mintoni
  • Micrastur mirandollei
  • Micrastur plumbeus
  • Micrastur ruficollis
  • Micrastur semitorquatus
  • Falco deiroleucus


   Publications

Whittaker A., Kirwan G., and Thomphson J.C. 2010. First nest descriptions for Hoffmanns’s Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes hoffmannsi and Snow-capped Manakin Lepidothrix nattereri. Cotinga 32:123-124.

Whittaker A., Parrini R., and Zimmer K.J. 2010. First nesting records of the Black-legged Dacnis (Dacnis nigripes), with notes on field identification, ecology, conservation, and recent records from Espírito Santo. Cotinga 32:65-73.

Isler, M., P R. Isler, B.M. Whitney, K.J. Zimmer and A. Whittaker. 2009. Species limits in Antbirds (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae): an evaluation of Undulated Antshrike (Frederickena unduligera) based on vocalizations. Zootaxa 2305:61-68.

Kirwan, M.G., and A. Whittaker. 2009. The nest of the Stripe-necked Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus striaticollis) with the first detailed nesting data for Drab-breasted Pygmy-Tyrant (H. diops). Ornitologia Neotropical 20:299-303.

Whittaker, A. 2009. Pousada Rio Roosevelt: a provisional avifaunal inventory in south-western Amazonian Brazil, with information on life history, new distributional data and comments on taxonomy. Cotinga 31:23-46.

Zimmer, K.J., and A. Whittaker. 2009. Records of Hudson’s Canastero Asthenes hudsoni from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Cotinga 31:44-46.

Zimmer, K.J., and A. Whittaker. 2009. Observations of the enigmatic Gray Wren (Thryothorus griseus) from the Rio Javarí, Brazil, including the first reported nest. Cotinga 31:53-58.

Aleixo, A., F. Poletto, M.P.D. Santos, and A. Whittaker. 2008. Birds. In A.L.C. Prudente, D.A.P. Rosária, L.F.A. Montag, M.C. Monnerat, P.R. Cabral, and S.O.F. Lima (eds.), Biodiversidade na provincial petrolífera Urucu. Petrobrás, Rio de Janeiro.

Pereira G.A., A. Whittaker, B.M. Whitney, K.J. Zimmer, S. Melo Dantes, S.A. Roda, L. Bevier, G. Coelho, and R. Hoyer. 2008. Novas registros relevantes de aves para o estado de Pernambuco, Brasil, incluindo alguns novas registros para o estado. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 16(1):47-53.

Whittaker, A. 2008. Field evidence of the validity of White-tailed Tityra Tityra leucura Pelzeln 1868. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 128(2):107-113.

Whittaker, A. 2008. An overlooked first country record of Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca (Parulinae) from Pará. Revista de Brasileira de Ornitologia 16(2):165-166.

Whittaker, A., A. Aleixo, and F. Poletto. 2008. Corrections and additions to an annotated checklist of birds of the upper Rio Urucu, Amazonas, Brazil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 128(2):114-125.

Whittaker, A., and G.M. Kirwan. 2008. Natural history data for the canopy dwelling purpletufts Iodopluera (Cotingidae), and first documentation of Dusky Purpletuft I. fusca for Brazil. Bullewtin of the British Ornithologists' Club 128(1):28-35.

Whittaker, A.. and S.A. Whittaker. 2008. The White-chinned Swift Cypseloides cryptus (Apodidae) breeding near Presidente Figueiredo, Brazil: an addition to the Brazilian avifauna. Revista Brasileira de Ornithologia 16(4):398-401.

Whittaker, A., K. J. Zimmer, and B. Carlos. 2008. The status of Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis in Brazil, including further documented records for the country. Cotinga 29:139-143.

Naka, L.N., M. Cohn-Haft, A. Whittaker, J. Mazar Barnett, and M.d.F. Torres. 2007. Avian biogeography of Amazonian flooded forests in the Rio Branco Basin, Brazil. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:439-449.

Pacheco, J.F., G.K. Kirwan, A. Alexio, B.M. Whitney, A. Whittaker, J. Minns, K.J. Zimmer. P.S. de M. Fonseca, M. de Fátima, C. Lima, and D.C. Oren. 2007. An avifaunal inventory of the CVRD Serra dos Carajás project, Pará, Brazil. Cotinga 27:15- 30.

Whittaker, A., and A. Foster. 2005. First country record of Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis, in the Atlantic Forests of southeastern Brazil. Cotinga 24:115-116.

Whittaker, A. 2004. Noteworthy ornithological records from Rondônia, Brazil, including a first country record, comments on austral migration, life history, taxonomy and distribution, with relevant data from neighbouring states, and a first record for Bolivia. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 124:239-271.

Whittaker, A., S.A.H. Antoine-Feill, and Z.R. Scheiele. 2004. First confirmed record of Oilbird Steatornis caripensis for Brazil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 124(2):106-108.

Whittaker, A., and B. Carlos. 2004. Recent observations of Dull-colored Grassquit Tiaris obscura in Mato Grosso reinforce its status as an austral migrant to south-west Brazil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 124(4):285-286.

Zimmer, K.J., and A. Whittaker. 2004. Observations on the vocalizations and behaviour of Black-chested Tyrant Taeniotriccus andrei from the Serra dos Carajás, Pará, Brazil. Cotinga 22:24-29.

Whittaker, A. 2002. A new species of forest-falcon (Falconidae: Micrastur) from southeastern Amazonia and the Atlantic rainforests of Brazil. Wilson Bulletin 114:421-445.

Whittaker, A., D.C. Oren, J.F. Pacheco, R. Parrini, and J.C. Minns. 2002. Aves registradas na reserva extrativista do Alto Juruá. Pp. 81-99 in M.C. Cunha, and M.B. Almeida (organizers), Enciclopédia da Floresta: O Alto Juruá: práticas e conhecimentos das populações. Companhia das Letras, São Paulo.

Whittaker, A. 2001. Notes on the poorly-known Buckley's Forest Falcon Micrastur buckleyi including voice, range and first Brazilian records. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 121:198-208.

Borges, S.E., M. Cohn-Haft, A.M.P. Carvalhaes, L.M.P. Henriques, J.F. Pacheco, and A. Whittaker. 2001. Birds of Jaú National Park, Brazilian Amazon: species check-list, biogeography and conservation. Ornitologia Neotropical 12:109-140.

Zimmer, K.J., and A. Whittaker. 2001. The Rufous Cachalote (Furnariidae: Pseudoseisura) is two species. Condor 102:409-422.

Zimmer, K.J, A. Whittaker, and D.C. Oren. 2001. A cryptic new species of flycatcher (Tyrannidae: Suiriri) from the cerrado region of central South America. Auk 118(1):56-78.

Zimmer, K.J., and A. Whittaker. 2000. Species limits in Pale-tipped Tyrannulets (Inzia: Tyrannidae). Wilson Bulletin 112(1):51-66.

Whittaker, A., and D. C. Oren. 1999. Important ornithological records from the Rio Juruá, western Amazonia, including twelve additions to the Brazilian avifauna. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 119:235-260.

Whittaker, A. 1998. Observations on the behavior, vocalizations and distribution of the Glossy-backed Becard (Pachyramphus surinamus), a poorly-known canopy inhabitant of Amazonian rainforests. Ararajuba 6(1):37-41.

Cohn-Haft, M., A. Whittaker, and P. C. Stouffer. 1997. A new look at the "species-poor" Central Amazon: the avifauna north of Manaus, Brazil. Pp. 205-235 in J.V. Remsen, Jr. (ed.), Studies in Neotropical ornithology honoring Ted Parker. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.

Zimmer, K.J., A. Whittaker, and D. Stotz. 1997. Vocalizations, behavior and distributions of the Rio Branco Antbird. Wilson Bulletin 109(4):663-678.

Borges, S.H., J.F. Pacheco, and A. Whittaker. 1996. New records of the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) in the Brazilian Amazon. Ararajuba 4(2):116-117.

Whittaker, A. 1996. Observations of a group of Red-necked Aracaris (Pteroglosus bitorquatus) attacking a vine snake (Oxybelius fulgidus) in Rondonia, Brazil. Ornitologia Neotropical 7:67-68.

Whittaker, A. 1996. Nesting records of the genus Daptrius (Falconidae) from the Brazilian Amazon, with the first documented nest of the Black Caracara. Ararajuba 4:107-109.

Whittaker, A. 1996. First records of the Orange-breasted Falcon Falco deiroleucus in central Amazonian Brazil, with short behavioural notes. Cotinga 6:65-68.

Whittaker, A. 1996. Range extensions of some cotingas from Rondonia, Brazil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 116(3):198-199.

Howell, S.N.G., and A. Whittaker. 1995. Field identification of Orange-breasted and Bat Falcons. Cotinga 4:36-43.

Whittaker, A. 1995. First report of Coccyzus pumilus for Brazil (Cuculiformes: Cuculidae). Ararajuba 3:81.

Whittaker, A. 1995. Range extensions and nesting of the Glossy-backed Becard Pachyramphus surinamus in central Amazonian Brazil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 115(1):45-48.

Whittaker, A. 1995. Notes on feeding behavior, diet and anting of some cotinga. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 116(1):58-62.

Whittaker, A. 1994. The rediscovery of Pelzeln’s Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus inornatus after 161 years! Cotinga 2:10.

Whittaker, A., M.P. Carvalhaes, and J.F. Pacheco. 1995. Rediscovery of the Chestnut-headed Nunlet Nonunula amaurocephala in Amazonian Brazil. Cotinga 3:48-50.

Whittaker, A. 1993. Notes on the behavior of the Crimson Fruitcrow Haematoderus militaris near Manaus, Brazil, with the first nesting record for this species. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 113(2):93-96.

Stotz, D.F., R.O. Bierregaard, M. Cohn-Haft, P. Petermann, J. Smith, A. Whittaker, and S.V. Wilson. 1992. The status of North American migrants in central Amazonian Brazil. Condor 94:608-621.

Whittaker, A. 1992. Exceptionally large roost gathering of Common Sandpiper. British Birds 85(5):241-242.

Peres, C.A., and A. Whittaker. 1991. Annotated checklist of the bird species of the upper Rio Urucu, Amazonas, Brazil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 111:156-171.

Whittaker, A. 1990. Interaction between Jackdaws and Red Squirrel. British Birds 83(2):73.



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