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Peer-reviewed papers

De La Torre, G.; Kirchgatter, K.; dos Anjos, C.; MANICA, L.M.; Campião, K.M. 2024. Prevalence and composition of haemosporidians in an avian community from a World Heritage area: associations with host foraging strata and forest regeneration, Acta Tropica, doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2024.107286

Soares, L.; Cockle, K. et al. 2023. Neotropical ornithology: Reckoning with historical assumptions, removing systemic barriers, and reimagining the future. Condor, 125, duac046, doi: 10.1093/ornithapp/duac046

Perez, D.M.; MANICA, L.T.; Medina, I. 2023. Variation in nest-building behaviour in birds: a multi-species approach. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 378:20220145, doi: 10.1098/rstb.2022.0145

Aguilar, S.; Mugica, L.; Aguilar, K.; Acosta, M.; MANICA, L.T. 2023. Potential effects of climate change on the distribution of American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) in Cuba, Waterbirds, 45:287-299. doi: 10.1675/063.045.0308

Guaraldo, A.C.; Bczuska, J.C.; MANICA, L.T. 2022. The Yellow-legged Thrush is a partial altitudinal migrant in the Atlantic Forest. Avian Biology Research, 15:117-124, doi: 10.1177/17581559221097269

Aguiar, V.S.P.; Domingos, F.M.C.B; Fecchio, A.; Bell, J.A.; Weckstein, J.D.; Ricklefs, R.E.; Braga, E.M.; Moreira, P.A.; Soares, L.; Latta, S.; Tolesano-Pascoli, G.; Alquezar, R.D.; Del-Claro, K.; MANICA, L.T. 2022. Host life-history traits predict haemosporidian parasite prevalence in tanagers (Aves: Thraupidae). Parasitology, 150:32-41, doi: 10.1017/S0031182022001469

Aguiar, V.S.P.; Domingos, F.M.C.B; Fecchio, A.; Bell, J.A.; Weckstein, J.D.; Ricklefs, R.E.; Braga, E.M.; Moreira, P.A.; Soares, L.; Latta, S.; Tolesano-Pascoli, G.; Alquezar, R.D.; Del-Claro, K.; MANICA, L.T. 2022. Haemosporidian parasites and incubation period influence plumage coloration in tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 298: 20221283-20221283, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2022.1283.

Fratoni, R.O.; De La Torre, G.M.; Freitas, F.F.; Guaraldo, A.C.; MANICA, L.T. 2021. From unwanted squatters to good tenants: ectosymbionts and their relationships with body condition of Atlantic Forest Passeriformes. Austral Ecology, doi: 10.1111/aec.12997

Schaedler, L. M.; Ribeiro, P. H. L; MANICA, L. T. 2021. Phenotype networks reveal differences between practice and courtship displays in Swallow-tailed Manakins. Animal Behaviour, 171: 29-39, doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.11.002

MANICA, L. T.; Graves, J.; Podos, J; Macedo, R.H. 2020. Hidden leks in a migratory songbird: mating advantages for earlier and more attractive males. Behavioral Ecology, 31: 1180-1191, doi: 10.1093/beheco/araa065


De La Torre, G.M.; Freitas, F.F.; Fratoni, R.O.; Guaraldo, A.C.; Dutra, D.A.; Braga, E.M., MANICA, L.T. 2020. Hemoparasites and their relation to body condition and plumage coloration of the White-necked thrush (Turdus albicollis), Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 32: 509-526, doi: 10.1080/03949370.2020.1769739

Gomes, L.R.P.; Fratoni, R.O.; De La Torre, G.M.; Freitas, F.F.; Graciolli, G.; Carvalho, C.J.B.; MANICA, L.T. 2020. Stilbometopa podopostyla (Speiser) (Diptera: Hippoboscidae): first larva description, new record in Paraná state (Brazil) and new host record. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. doi: 10.1080/01650521.2020.1745516

Guaraldo, A.C.; Antqueves, L.M.C.; MANICA, L.T. 2019. Beyond a feeding and thermoregulatory structure: toucan's bill as a sword and pincer. Brazilian Journal of Ornithology, 27: 145-148.
Aguilar, S.; MANICA, L.T.; Acosta, M.; Castro, R., Hernández, Z.; González, A.; López, M., Mugica, L. 2019. Spatio-temporal patterns of waterbird assemblages in Cuba’s south coast wetlands: conservation implications. Wetlands, 40: 407-419. doi: 10.1007/s13157-019-01178-3
Schubert, S.C.; MANICA, L.T.; Guaraldo, A.C. 2019. Revealing the potential of a huge citizen-science platform to study bird migration. Emu, 119: 364-373. doi: 10.1080/01584197.2019.1609340
MANICA, L.T. 2019. Book review (Prum, R.: The Evolution of Beauty). El hornero, in press
Rodrigues, R.; Hasui, E.; Assis, J.; Castro Pena, J.C.C.; Muylaerte, R.L.; et al.; MANICA, L.T. 2019. ATLANTIC BIRD TRAITS: a dataset of bird morphological traits from the Atlantic forests of South America. Ecology, 100: e02647. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2647
Wischhoff, U.; Marques-Santos, F.; Bonetti, G.E.; MANICA, L.T.; Roper, J.J.; Rodrigues, M. 2019. Are nest defense behaviors and fitness components linked in white-rumped swallows (Tachycineta leucorrhoa)? Behaviour, 156: 181-201. doi: 10.1163/1568539X-00003535
Schaedler, L.M.; Ribeiro, P.H.L.; Guaraldo, A.C.; MANICA., L.T. 2019. Acoustic signals and repertoire complexity in Swallow-tailed Manakins (Chiroxiphia caudata, Aves: Pipridae). Bioacoustics, 29: 182-196. doi: 10.1080/09524622.2018.1563870
Ribeiro, P.H.L.; Guaraldo, A.C.; Macedo, R.H.; MANICA, L.T. 2019 . Variation within and between courts in visual components of Swallow-tailed Manakins (Chiroxiphia caudata) display. Journal of Ornithology, 160: 485-496. doi: 10.1007/s10336-019-01627-0
Wischhoff, U.; Marques-Santos, F.; MANICA, L. T.; Roper, J.; Rodrigues, M. 2018. Parenting styles in white-rumped swallows (Tachycineta leucorrhoa) show a trade-off between nest defense and chick feeding. Ethology, 124: 623-632. doi: 10.1111/eth.12770
Prestes, T.V.; MANICA, L.T.; Guaraldo, A.C. 2018. Behavioral responses of urban birds to human disturbance in urban parks at Curitiba, Paraná (Brazil). Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia, 26: 77-81.

Macedo, R.H.; Graves, J.; Podos, J.; MANICA, L. T. 2018. Breeding clusters in birds: ecological selective contexts, mating systems and the role of extrapair fertilizations. Animal Behaviour, 143: 145:154. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.01.021

MANICA, L. T.; Macedo, R.H.; Graves, J.; Podos, J. 2017. Vigor and skill in the acrobatic mating displays of a Neotropical songbird. Behavioral Ecology, 28: 164-173. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw143 

Dias, R. I. S. C.; MANICA, L. T.; Gressler, D. T.; Bell, J. A.; Fecchio, A. 2015. Plumage coloration, body condition and immunological status in Yellow-billed Cardinals (Paroaria capitata). Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 28: 462-476. doi:10.1080/03949370.2015.1077892


Caetano, J. V. O.; Maia, M. R.; MANICA, L. T.; Macedo, R. H. 2014. Immune-related effects from predation risk in Neotropical blue-black grassquits (Volatinia jacarina). Behavioural Processes 109: 58-63.


MANICA, L. T.; Maia, R.; Dias, A.; Podos, J.; Macedo, R. H. F. 2014. Vocal output predicts territory quality in a Neotropical songbird. Behavioural Processes 109: 21-26.


Sipinski, E.; Abbud, M. C.; Sezerban, R. M.; Serafini, P. P.; Boçon, R.; MANICA, L. T.; Guaraldo, A. C. 2014. Tendência populacional do papagaio-de-cara-roxa (Amazona brasiliensis) no litoral do estado do Paraná. Ornithologia 6: 136-143.


Cianciaruso, M. V.; Silva, I. A.; MANICA, L. T.; Souza, J. P. 2013. Leaf habit does not predict leaf functional traits in cerrado woody species. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 404-412.


Sicsú, P. R.; MANICA, L. T.; Maia, R.; Macedo, R. H. F. 2013. Here comes the sun: multimodal displays are associated with sunlight incidence. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67: 1633-1642.


Macedo, R. H. F.; MANICA, L. T.; Dias, R. I. S. C. 2012. Conspicuous sexual signals in a socially monogamous passerine: the case of neotropical Blue-black Grassquits. Journal für Ornithologie 153: S15-S22.


MANICA, L. T.; Marini, M. Â. 2012. Helpers at the nest of White-banded Tanager Neothraupis fasciata benefit male breeders but do not increase reproductive success. Journal für Ornithologie 153: 149-159.


Marini, M. Â.; Borges, F.; Lopes, L.; Sousa, N.; Gressler, D.; Santos, L.; Paiva, L.; Duca, C.; MANICA, L. T.; Rodrigues, S. S.; França, L.; Costa, P. M.; França, L. C.; Heming, N. M.; Silveira, M. B.; Pereira, Z. P.; Lobo, Y.; Medeiros, R. C. S.; Roper, J. J. 2012. Breeding biology of birds in the cerrado of Central Brazil. Ornitología Neotropical 23: 385-405.


Sebaio, F.; Braga, E. M.; Branquinho, F.; MANICA, L. T.; Marini, M. Â. 2010. Blood parasites in Brazilian Atlantic Forest birds: effects of fragment size and habitat dependency. Bird Conservation International 20: 432-439.


MANICA, L. T.; Telles, M.; Dias, M. M. 2010. Bird richness and composition in a Cerrado fragment in the State of São Paulo. Brazilian Journal of Biology 70: 243-254.


Marini, M. Â.; Borges, F.; Lopes, L.; França, L.; Duca, C.; Paiva, L.; MANICA, L. T.; Gressler, D.; Heming, N. M. 2010. Breeding biology of Columbidae in central Brazil. Ornitología Neotropical 21: 581-590.


França, L. F.; Sousa, N. O. M.; Santos, L. R.; Duca, C.; Gressler, D. T.; Borges, F. J. A. ; Lopes, L. E.; MANICA, L. T.; Paiva, L. V.; Medeiros, R. C. S.; Marini, M. Â. 2009. Passeriformes: nest predators and prey in a Neotropical Savannah in Central Brazil. Zoologia 26: 799-802.

MANICA, L. T.; Graves, J.; Podos, J; Macedo, R.H. 2016. Multimodal flight display of a Neotropical songbird predicts social pairing but not extrapair mating success. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70: 2039-2052. doi:10.1007/s00265-016-2208-x

Book chapters

Macedo, R. H. & MANICA, L. T. (2019). Sexual selection and mating systems: contributions from a Neotropical passerine model. In: Tuero et al. (eds.). Behavioral Ecology of Neotropical Birds. Springer, USA.


MANICA, L. T. ; Podos, J. ; Graves, J. ; Macedo, R. H. F. 2013. Flights of Fancy: Mating Behavior, Displays and Ornamentation in a Neotropical Bird. In: Macedo, R.H. & Machado, G. (eds.). Sexual Selection. Perspectives and Models from the Neotropics. 1ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, p. 391-407.


Marini, M. Â. ; Duca, C. ; MANICA, L. T. . Técnicas de pesquisa em biologia reprodutiva de aves. 2010. In: Sandro Von Matter; Fernando Straube; Iury Accordi; Vitor Piacentini & José Flávio Candido Jr.. (Org.). Ornitologia e Conservação Ciência Aplicada, Técnicas de Pesquisa e Levantamento. 1ed.Rio de Janeiro: Technical Books Editora, p. 297-312.

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