Ornitología Neotropical


Photo: Cinereous Black-Tyrant Knipolegus striaticeps male – JI Areta

The ornithological journal Ornitología Neotropical is a premier journal for scientific research on birds and their habitats in the Neotropical Region. Peer-reviewed papers are published in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Articles from our journal are frequently cited other research journals, books, and academic publications.

Volumes 1-25 (1990-2014) are freely available at the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA), here https://sora.unm.edu/node/231.

Tables of Contents for volume 26 and onwards are available at: http://journals.sfu.ca/ornneo/index.php

To submit an article to ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL sign in at:

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After sign-in you should go to User Home:

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Please add the names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of 4 potential reviewers in the Comments to the Editor Box. Make sure that all figures and tables are included with the manuscript in one single file. All manuscripts submitted to ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL should include abstracts (also short communications). Please find instructions for authors at:

For other questions, please contact the journal editor, Kaspar Delhey (ornitologia.neotropical AT gmail.com).



Ornitología Neotropical is calling for submissions to be included in a forthcoming special issue of the journal dealing with molt in Neotropical birds. Guest editors of this special issue include: Peter Pyle (The Institute for Bird Populations, United States), Santiago Guallar (University of Barcelona, Spain), Angelina Ruiz-Sánchez (Universidad Veracruzana, México) and Rafael Rueda-Hernández (Instituto de Ecología, México).

Molt is a crucial process of avian life history. It is linked to individual behavior and population dynamics, and correlate with multiple environmental and social factors. Molt patterns also are extensively used for ageing birds. Unfortunately, most Neotropical species still lack information regarding the basic aspects of their molt strategies (e.g. phenology, extent, number of episodes per cycle), thus impairing our ability to carry out broader ecological and evolutionary studies. We would like to call attention about this important shortcoming and encourage researchers to communicate their experience and knowledge on the subject.

-Molt phenology of Neotropical species or Neartic-Neotropical migrants that undergo molt in the Neotropics (on winter grounds or during migration)
-Description of preformative and prealternate molt patterns
-Reviews on molt of Neotropical species (e.g. families)
-Molt of non-passerine species
-Geographic variation of molt strategies
-Conservation of Neotropical habitats required for molt

Submissions online are open through the journal website (http://journals.sfu.ca/ornneo/index.php/ornneo/index) until July 31 2016. Please indicate in the letter to the editor that the manuscript is intended for the special issue.

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