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Edwin O'Neill Willis

Edwin O’Neill Willis, US-born Brazilian ornithologist (Russelville, Alabama State 18 January 1935 – Rio Claro, São Paulo State 11 April 2015)

Developed new method for catching birds using nets

With A. Assumpção. Dois métodos novos de armação de redes para captura de aves. Atual. Ornitol. 60:6-7, 1994




Skutchia 1968


Phylloscartes kronei 1992 with Oniki



Ricinus ruficapillus 2004 with Oniki & Mey (Phthiraptera)


Tanagers, finches and weaver as ant followers. Gerfaut 76:307-16, 1986

Myrmeciza and related antbirds (Aves, Formicariidae) as army ant followers. Rev. Bras. Zool. 2(7):433-42, 1985

Behavior and systematic status of gray-headed tanagers (Trichothraupis penicillata, Emberizidae). Naturalia 10:113-45, 1985

Neotropical thrushes (Turdidae) as army ant followers. Cien. Cult. 36:1197-02, 1984

Diversity in adversity: the behaviors of two subordinate antbirds. Arq. Zool. 30:1-77, 1981

The behavior of ocellated antbirds. Smith. Contrib. Zool. 144:1-57, 1973

Survival rates for visited and unvisited nests of bicolored antbirds. Auk 90:263-7, 1973

Taxonomy, ecology and behavior of the Sooty Ant-tanager and other ant-tanagers. Am. Mus.Novit. 2480:1-38, 1972

Taxonomy and behavior of pale-faced antbirds (1968)

The behavior of bicolored antbirds. Publ. Zool. Univ. California 79:1-127, 1967

Interspecific competition and the foraging behavior of Plain-brown woodcreepers. Ecology 47:667-72, 1966

The role of migrant birds at swarms of army ants. Living Bird 5:187-231, 1966

A study of the foraging behavior of two species of ant-tanagers. Auk 77:150-70, 1960


Willisornis Agne & Pacheco 2007 (Aves)