Angelo Capparella

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Recent topic areas: bat mortality at wind tubines, herp distributions in central Illinois, and neotropical avian systematics and biogeography.


Rakotoarisoa, E., and A.P. Capparella. In review 2013. Forest-bird species assemblages in the lowland rainforest of Madagascar: the effects of forest fragmentation revisited.

Groves, A., V. Berardi, P. Sweet, J. Sweet, A.P. Capparella, and R.G. Harper. In press 2013. Influence of latitude on the winter abundance of Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) and American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) in Illinois. Journal of Raptor Research.

Lundstrom, L.A., D.J. Horn, and A.P. Capparella. In press 2013. The effects of tower structure and weather conditions on avian mortality at three television towers in central Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois Academy of Sciences.

Armacost, J.W. Jr., and A.P. Capparella. 2012. Use of mainland habitats by supposed river-island obligate birds along the Amazon River in Peru. Condor. 114(1):56-61.

Capparella, A.P., S.S. Loew, and D.K. Meyerholz. 2012. Bat deaths from wind turbine blades. Nature. 488:32.

Capparella, A.P., T. Springer, and L.E. Brown. 2012. Discovery of new localities for the threatened Kirtland’s snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) in central Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois Academy of Sciences. 105(3&4): 101-105.

Loew, S.S., K.E. Rollins, D.K. Meyerholz, and A.P. Capparella. 2012. Re-evaluation of collision risk at wind farms. Biological Conservation 157:142.

Rollins K.E., D.K. Meyerholz, G.D. Johnson, A.P. Capparella, S.S. Loew. 2012. A forensic investigation into the etiology of bat mortality at a wind farm: barotrauma or traumatic injury? Veterinary Pathology. 49(2):362-371. 

McQuistion, T.E., S. Galewsky, A.P. Capparella, F. Rebling. 2010. Isospora dendrocinclae n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the White-chinned Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla merula) from South America. Acta Protozoologica. 49:121-124.

Capparella, A.P., and C. C. Witt. 2009. Pardusco (Nephelornis oneilli). Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

Cheviron, Z.A., S.J. Hackett, and A.P. Capparella. 2005. Complex evolutionary history of a Neotropical lowland forest bird (Lepidothrix coronata) and its implications for historical hypotheses of the origin of Neotropical avian diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 36:338-357.

Cheviron, Z.A., A.P. Capparella, and F. Vuilleumier. 2005. Molecular phylogenetic relationships among the Geositta miners (Furnariidae) and biogeographic implications for avian speciation in Fuego-Patagonia. Auk. 122:158-174.

Templar, A.C., T.E. McQuistion, A.P. Capparella. 2004. A new coccidian parasite, Isospera andesensis, from the common bush tanager (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus) of South America. Acta Protozoologica. 43:369-371.

Capparella, A.P., J.A. Klemens, R.G. Harper, J.A. Frick. 2003. Lack of widespread organochlorine pesticide contamination in South American resident passerines. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 70:769-774.

Bartuszevige, A.M., A.P. Capparella, R.G. Harper, J.A. Frick, B. Criley, K. Doty, E. Erhart. 2002. Organochlorine pesticide contamination in grassland-nesting passerines that breed in North America. Environmental Pollution 117:225-232.

Capparella, A.P. 2002. Specimen collecting is still vital to research. Nature. 417:222.

Marks, B.D., S.J. Hackett, A.P. Capparella. 2002. Historical relationships among Neotropical lowland forest areas of endemism as determined by mitochondrial DNA sequence variation within the wedge-billed woodcreeper (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae: Glyphorynchus spirurus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 24(1):153-167.

Klemens, J.A., R.G. Harper, J.A. Frick, A.P. Capparella, H.B. Richardson, and M.J. Coffey. 2000. Patterns of organochlorine pesticide contamination in Neotropical migrant passerines in relation to diet and winter habitat. Chemosphere. 41:1107-1113.

O'Neill, J.P., D.F. Lane, A.W. Kratter, A.P. Capparella, and C.F. Jao. 2000. A striking new species of barbet (Capitoninae: Capito) from the eastern Andes of Peru. Auk. 117:569-577.

Capparella, A.P. 1999. Valuable biodiversity data under threat. Nature. 400:207.

McQuistion, T.E., C.Y. Barber, and A.P. Capparella. 1999. Isospora automoli, a new coccidian parasite (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the buff-throated foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus and the olive-backed foliage-gleaner A. infuscatus from South America. Systematic Parasitology. 44:71-73.

Frick, J.A., J.A. Klemens, R.G. Harper, A.P. Capparella. 1998. Effect of skin removal on estimated levels of organochlorine pesticide contamination in passerine birds. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 61:658-663.

Capparella, A.P., G.H. Rosenberg, and S.W. Cardiff. 1997. A new subspecies of Percnostola rufifrons (Formicariidae) from northwestern Amazonian Peru, with a revision of the rufifrons complex. Ornithological Monographs. 48:165-170.

McQuistion, T.E., and A.P. Capparella. 1997. Isospora ubique: a new coccidian parasite from the wedge-billed woodcreeper (Glyphorynchus spirurus) from South America. Acta Protozoologica. 36:75-78.

McQuistion, T.E., K.K.O. Walden, and A.P. Capparella. 1996/97. Two new species of Isospera (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the ocellated woodcreeper, Xiphorhynchus ocellatus (Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae). Archiv für Protistenkunde. 147:401-404.

Brumfield, R.T., and A.P. Capparella. 1996. Historical diversification of birds in northwestern South America: a molecular perspective on the role of vicariant events.  Evolution. 50:1607-1624.

Brumfield, R.T., and A.P. Capparella. 1996. Genetic differentiation and taxonomy in the house wren species group. Condor. 98:547-556.

Harper, R.G., J.A. Frick, A.P. Capparella, B. Borup, M. Nowak, D. Biesinger, and C.F. Thompson. 1996. Organochlorine pesticide contamination in Neotropical migrant passerines. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 31:386-390.

McQuistion, T.E., and A.P. Capparella. 1995. Two new isosperan parasites (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the South American woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes certhia. Acta Protozoologica. 34:299-302.

Capparella, A.P. 1994. Floods explained. Nature. 372:124.

McQuistion, T.E., and A.P. Capparella. 1994. Two new species of Isospera (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from ovenbirds (Passeriformes: Furnariidae). Transactions, American Microscopal Society. 113:90-95.

Vuilleumier, F., A.P. Capparella, and I. Lazo. 1994. Extensión del rango de Asthenes pyrrholeuca (Aves: Furnariidae) en Fuego-Patagonia Chilena [Range expansion of Asthenes pyrrholeuca (Aves: Furnariidae) in Chilean Fuego-Patagonia]. Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia, Series de Ciencias Naturales, Punta Arenas (Chile). 21:67-69.

Vuilleumier, F., A.P. Capparella, and I. Lazo. 1993. Two notable bird records from Chilean Patagonia. Bulletin, British Ornithologists' Club. 113:85-87.

Bates, J.M., T.A. Parker III, A.P. Capparella, and T.J. Davis. 1992. Observations on the campo, cerrado and forest avifaunas of eastern Dpto. Santa Cruz, Bolivia, including 21 species new to the country. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 112:86-98.

McQuistion, T.E., and A.P. Capparella. 1992.  Isospera sagittulae, a new coccidian parasite (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the spotted antbird (Hylophylax naevioides). Transactions of the American Microscopal Society. 111:365-368.

McQuistion, T.E., and A.P. Capparella. 1992. Two new coccidian parasites from the slate-colored grosbeak (Pitylus grossus) of South America. Journal of Parasitology. 78:805-807.

Capparella, A.P. 1991. Neotropical avian diversity and riverine barriers. Acta Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici. 20:307-316.

Robbins, M.B., A.P. Capparella, R.M. Ridgely, and S.M. Cardiff. 1991. Avifauna of the Río Manatí and Quebrada Vainilla, Peru. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. 143:145-159.

Hudon, J., A.P. Capparella, and A.H. Brush. 1989. Plumage pigment differences in manakins of the Pipra erythrocephala superspecies. Auk. 106:34-41.

Capparella, A.P. 1988. Genetic variation in Neotropical birds: implications for the speciation process. Acta Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici. 19:1658-1664.

Capparella, A.P. 1986. First record of yellow-collared chlorophonia [Chlorophonia flavirostris] for Middle America. American Birds. 40:194-195.

Capparella, A.P., and S.M. Lanyon. 1985. Biochemical and morphometric analysis of the sympatric, Neotropical, sibling species, Mionectes macconnelli and M. oleagineus. Ornithological Monographs. 36:347-355.