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- Naka LN, Leandro-Silva V & S Claramunt (in press) Avian diversity and patterns of diversification in South America. Nuttal Ornithological Society.

- Reyes P, Bates J,  Naka LN, Miller MJ, Caballero I, González-Quevedo C, Parra J, Rivera-Gutierrez H, Bonaccorso E & J  Tello (2023) Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of the ancient genus Onychorhynchus (Aves: Onychorhynchidae) suggest cryptic Amazonian Diversity. Journal of Avian Biology e03159.

- Carvalho R. [...] The Sinergize Consortium [...] Naka LN., et al. (2023) Pervasive gaps in Amazonian ecological research. Current Biology 33(16), 3495-3504.e4.

- Johnson O, Ribas CC, Aleixo A, Naka LN, Harvey MG & RT Brumfield (2023) Amazonian birds in more dynamic habitats have less population genetic structure and higher gene flow. Molecular Ecology 32(9), 2186-2205.

​​- Luna L, Naka LN, Thom G, Knowles LL, Sawakuchi AO, Aleixo A & CC Ribas (2023) Late Pleistocene landscape changes and habitat specialization as promoters of population genomic divergence in Amazonian floodplain birds. Molecular Ecology 32(1), 214-228.


- Naka LN, Werneck FP, Rosser N, Pil MW &  JP Boubli (2022) Editorial: The Role of Rivers in the Origins, Evolution, Adaptation, and Distribution of Biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10:1035859.

- Lima H, Mariz D, Costa BMS, Viturino LF, Couto G &  LN Naka (2022) Adaptation of Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus) to Urban Environments: First Report of a Nest Made of Human-made Materials. Journal of Raptor Research 56(3): 365-370.


- Silva VL, Alexandre M, & Pinto F & LN Naka (2022) Using consensus mapping methods as an efficient way of depicting avian distributions in the Caatinga Dry Forest, a poorly know Neotropical biome. Ornithological Research: 1-12.

- Naka LN, Costa BMS, Lima GR & S Claramunt (2022) Riverine barriers as obstacles to dispersal in Amazonian birds. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 846975.

- Tobias J […] Silva VL [...] Naka LN., et al. (2022) AVONET: morphological, ecological, and geographical data for all birds. Ecology letters 25(3): 581-597.


- Pacheco JF, Silveira LF, Aleixo A, Agne CA, Bencke GA, Bravo GA, Brito GRR, Cohn-Haft M, Maurício GN, Naka LN,Olmos F, Posso S, Lees AC, Figueiredo LFA, Carrano E, Guedes RC, Cesari E, Franz I, Schunck F & VQ Piacentini (2021) Annotated checklist of the birds of Brazil by the Brazilian Ornithological Records Committee. Ornithological Research 29(2): 94-105.

- Ribeiro JR, Las-Casas FM, Lima H, Girão W & LN Naka (2021) The effect of forest management on the avifauna of a Brazilian Dry Forest. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 467.

- Ribeiro JR, Las-Casas FMG, Girão W & LN Naka (2021) Managed logging negatively affects the density and abundance of some dry forest specialist bird species of northeastern Brazil. Ornithological Applications 123: 1-14.

- Laranjeiras TO, Naka LN, Leite GA & M Cohn-Haft (2021) Effects of a major Amazonian river confluence on the distribution of floodplain forest avifauna. Journal of Biogeography 48: 847-860.

- Gusmão RAF, Hernandes FA, Vancine MH, Naka LN, Doña J & T Gonçalves-Souza (2021) Host diversity outperforms climate as a global driver of symbiont diversity in the bird-feather mite system. Diversity and Distributions 27 (3): 416-426.

- ​Lima H, Las-Casas FM,  Ribeiro JR, Girão W,  Mariz D &  L N Naka (2021) Avifauna and biogeographical affinities of a Carrasco-dominated landscape in northeastern Brazil: providing baseline data for future monitoring. Bird Conservation International 31: 1-17.


- Bravo GA, Whitney BM, Belmonte-Lopes R, Bornschein MR, Aristizábal N, Beco R, Battilana J, Naka LN, Aleixo A, Pie MR, Silveira LF, Derryberry EP, & RT Brumfield (2021) Phylogenomic analyses reveal non-monophyly of the antbird genera Herpsilochmus and Sakesphorus (Thamnophilidae), with description of a new genus for Herpsilochmus sellowi. Ornithology 138: 1-16.


- Naka LN, Laranjeiras TO, Lima GR,  Plaskievicz A, Pinto F, Gonçalves-Souza T (2020) Climate as a major driver of avian diversity in riparian Amazonian habitats along an environmental gradient. Journal of Biogeography 47: 2328–2340.

- Naka, LN & M Pil (2020) Moving Beyond the riverine barrier vicariant paradigm. Molecular Ecology 29: 2129–2132.

- Naka, LN, Laranjeiras, TO, Rodrigues-Lima, G, Plaskievicz, AL, Mariz, D, Costa, B, Menezes, HS, Torres, M & M Cohn-Haft (2020) The Avifauna of the Rio Branco, an Amazonian evolutionary and ecological hotspot in peril. Bird Conservation International 30(1): 21-39. (Link to Sup. Mat.; PDF Species List)


- Corbett EC, Bravo GA, Schunck F, Naka LN, Silveira LF & SV Edwards (2020) Evidence for the Pleistocene Arc hypothesis from genome-wide SNPs in a Neotropical dry forest specialist, the Rufous-fronted Thornbird (Furnariidae: Phacellodomus rufifrons). Molecular Ecology 29(22): 4457-4472. (Link)


- Ritter, C.D., Faurby, S., Bennett, D.J., Naka, L.N., ter Steege, H., Zizka, A., Haenel, Q., Nilsson, R.H. & A. Antonelli (2019) The pitfalls of biodiversity proxies: Differences in richness patterns of birds, trees and understudied diversity across Amazonia. Scientific Reports 9, 19205. Link

- Laranjeiras, TOL, Melinski, RD, Naka, LN, Leite, GA, Rodrigues Lima, G. Fonseca, A. & M. Cohn-Haft (2019) Three bird species new to Brazil from the Serra da Mocidade, a remote mountain in Roraima. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 27 (4): 275-283. (PDF)


- Las-Casas Guedes, FM, Pereira, IMS, Nunes dos Santos, LD & LN Naka (2019) The avifauna of the Catimbau National Park, an important protected area in the Brazilian semiarid. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 27(2): 79-93.


- Laranjeiras, T.O., Naka, L.N. & M. Cohn-Haft (2019) Using river colors to predict Amazonian floodplain forest avifauna in the world’s largest black-water river basin. Biotropica 51(3): 330-341. Link


- Rodrigues, R.C., Hasui […] Naka, L.N., et al. (2019) Atlantic Bird Traits: a dataset of bird morphological traits from the Atlantic Forests of South America. Ecology 100(6): e02647. Link




- Naka, L.N. & R. T. Brumfield (2018) The dual role of Amazonian rivers in the generation and maintenance of avian diversity. Science Advances 4: eaar8575. Link ao artigo de divulgação

- Lima, H., Las-Casas, F.M.G, Ribeiro, J.R., Gonçalves-Souza, T. & L.N. Naka (2018) Ecological and phylogenetic predictors of mobbing behavior in a tropical dry forest. Ecology & Evolution 8(24), 12615-12628. Link




- Garcia, N.C., Naka, L.N. & G. S. Cabanne (2017) Vocal variation in relation to genetic structure in an Atlantic forest woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus fuscus): evolutionary and taxonomic implications. Journal of Ornithology 159: 379-388. Link / PDF


- Hasui, E., Metzger, J.P. […] Naka, L.N., et al. (2017) Atlantic Birds: a dataset of bird species from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Ecology 99(2):497. Link




- Piacentini, V.D.Q., Aleixo, A., Agne, C.E., Maurício, G.N., Pacheco, J.F., Bravo, G.A., Brito, G.R., Naka, L.N., Olmos, F., Posso, S. & L.F. Silveira (2015) Annotated checklist of the birds of Brazil by the Brazilian Ornithological Records Committee. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 23(2):  90-298. Link




- Laranjeiras, T.O., Naka, L.N.,  Bechtoldt, C.L., Costa, T.V.V., Andretti, C.B., Cerqueira, M.C., Torres, M.F., Rodrigues, G.L., Santos, M.P.D., Vargas, C.F., Pacheco, A.M.F., Sardelli, C.H., Mazar Barnett, J. & M. Cohn-Haft (2014) The avifauna of Viruá National Park, Roraima: megadiversity in northern Amazonia. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 22: 138-171. Link to PDF


- Mazar Barnett, J., Ingels, J., Roos, A.L. & L.N. Naka (2014) Observations on the breeding biology of the Pygmy Nightjar Hydropsalis hirundinacea in the Caatinga of Bahia, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia  22: 201-209. Link to PDF


- Lees A., Naka, L. N., Aleixo, A., Cohn-Haft, M., Piacentini, V. de Q., Santos, M.P.D. & L.F. Silveira (2014) Conducting rigorous avian inventories: Amazonian case studies and a roadmap for improvement. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 22: 107-120. Link to PDF


- Mazar Barnett, J., Silva, C.L.G., Araujo, H.F.P., Roos, A.L., Machado, C.G., Uejima, A.M.K., & L.N. Naka (2014) The avifauna of Curaçá (Bahia): the last stronghold of Spix’s Macaw. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 22: 121-137. Link to PDF




- Naka, L.N., Bechtoldt, C.L., Henriques, L.M.P. & R.T. Brumfield (2012) The role of physical barriers in the location of avian suture zones in the Guiana Shield, northern Amazonia. The American Naturalist 179:1-19. Link


- Cintra, R. & L.N. Naka (2012) Spatial variation in bird community composition in relation to topographic gradient and forest heterogeneity in a central Amazon rainforest. International Journal of Ecology. Volume 2012, Article ID 435671, 25 pages. Link




- Naka, L.N. (2011) Avian distribution patterns in the Guiana Shield: implications for the delimitation of Amazonian areas of endemism. Journal of Biogeography 38: 681-696. Link / PDF


- Anderson, D. & L.N. Naka (2011) Comparative structure and organization of canopy bird assemblages in Honduras and Brazil. Condor 113: 7-23. Link / PDF


- O’Neill, J.P., Lane, D.F. & L.N. Naka (2011) A cryptic new species of thrush (Turdidae; Turdus) from western Amazonia. Condor 113: 7-23. Link / PDF


- Stouffer, P.C., Cockle, K.L., Aleixo, A., Areta, J.I., Mazar Barnett, J., Bodrati, A., Cadena, C.D., Di Giacomo, A.S., Herzog, S.K., Hosner, P., Johnson, E.I., Naka, L.N. & C. Sánchez (2011) No evidence for widespread bird declines in protected South American forests. Climate Change 108: 383-386. Link / PDF




- Stouffer, P.C., Strong, C. & L.N. Naka (2009) Twenty years of understory bird extinctions from Amazonian rainforest fragments: Consistent trends and landscape-mediated dynamics. Diversity and Distributions 15: 88-97. Link / PDF




- Naka, L.N., Cohn-Haft, M., Whittaker, A., Mazar Barnet, J. & M. F. Torres (2007) Avian biogeography of Amazonian flooded forest in the Rio Branco basin, Brazil.  Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(3): 439-449. Link / PDF




- Naka, L.N., Cohn-Haft, M., Mallet-Rodrigues, F., Santos, M. P. D. & M. F. Torres (2006) The Avifauna of the Brazilian state of Roraima: bird distribution and biogeography in the Rio Branco basin. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 14: 191-232. Link / PDF


- Cintra, R., Maruoka, A. E. & L.N. Naka (2006) Abundance of two Dendrocincla woodcreepers (Aves: Dendrocolaptidae) in relation to forest structure in central Amazonia. Acta Amazonica 36: 209-220. Link / PDF


- Naka, L.N. (2004) Structure and organization of canopy bird assemblages in central Amazonia. Auk 121: 88-102. Link / PDF




- Naka, L.N., Rodrigues, M. Roos, A.L. & M. A. G. Azevedo (2002) Bird conservation on Santa Catarina Island, southern Brazil. Bird Conservation International 12: 123-150.




- Naka, L.N., Mazar Barnett, J., Kirwan, G. M., Tobias, J. A. & D. Buzzetti (2001) Records of bird species previously considered uncommon in Santa Catarina state. Cotinga 16: 71-73.




- Naka, L.N., Mazar Barnett, J., Kirwan, G. M., Tobias, J. A. & M. A. G. Azevedo (2000) New and noteworthy bird records from Santa Catarina state, Brazil. Bulletin of the British Ornithologist Club 120: 237-250.




- Mazar Barnett, J., Kirwan, G. M., Pearman, M., Naka, L.N. & J. A. Tobias (1998) Rediscovery and subsequent observations of Kaempfer's Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus kaempferi in Santa Catarina, Brazil, with notes on conservation, life-history and plumage. Bird Conservation International 10: 371-379.




- Leite, L. O., Naka, L.N., Vasconcelos, M. F., & M. M. Coelho (1997) Aspectos da nidificação do bacurauzinho, Chordeiles pusillus (Caprimulgiformes: Caprimulgidae) nos estados da Bahia e Minas Gerais. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 5: 237-240.


- Naka, L.N. (1997) Nest and egg description of an endemism of the Brazilian north-east: the Cactus

Parakeet (Aratinga cactorum). Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 5: 182-185.



Books and Book Chapters


Naka, L.N. (2015) Barragens do rio Tapajós: uma avaliação crítica do Estudo e Relatório de Impacto Ambiental (EIA/RIMA) do Aproveitamento Hidrelétrico São Luiz do Tapajós. Greenpeace, 98p.


Rodrigues, E.B., Aleixo, A, Whittaker, A. & L.N. Naka (2013) Molecular systematics and taxonomic revision of the Lineated Woodcreeper complex (Lepidocolaptes albolineatus: Dendrocolaptidae), with description of a new species from southwestern Amazonia. Pp. 248-252 in Josep del Hoyo; Andrew Elliott; Jordi Sargatal; David A. Christie. (Org.). handbook of the birds of the World: Special Volume: New Species and Global Index. Barcelona: Lynx.


Von Matter, S., Naka, L.N., Fontoura, T., Maes dos Santos, F., Duarte da Rocha, W. & J. Nuscheler (2010) Técnicas para o estudo de aves em dosséis florestais. Pp. 105-166 in Von Matter, S.; Straube, F.; Accordi, I.; Piacentini, V. & J. F. Pacheco. (Org.). Ornitologia e conservação: ciência aplicada, técnicas de pesquisa e levantamento. Rio de Janeiro: Technical Books Editora.


Naka, L.N., Cohn-Haft, M. & M.P.D. Santos (2010) A avifauna de Roraima: ecologia e biogeografia na bacia do Rio Branco. Pp. 541-583 in Barbosa, R.I.; Melo, V.F.. (Org.). Roraima: Homem, Ambiente e Ecologia. Boa Vista: FEMACT.


Cohn-Haft, M., Naka, L.N. & A. Fernandes (2007) Avifauna da várzea dos rios Solimões e Amazonas. In: Albernaz, A.L.K.M.. (Org.). Pp. 287-323 in Conservação da várzea: identifcação e caracterização de regiões biogeográfcas. Manaus, Brasil: IBAMA/ProVárzea.


Naka, L.N. & M. Rodrigues (2000) As Aves da Ilha de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis: Editora da Universidade federal de Santa Catarina, 298p.




Other Selected Publications


Naka, L.N. (2014) The legacy of Juan Mazar Barnett (1975–2012) to Neotropical ornithology. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 22: 63-74.


Laranjeiras, T.O. & L.N. Naka (2014) Birding Sites: Roraima, Brazil. Neotropical Birding 14: 40-53.


Naka, L.N. (2014) Juan Mazar-Barnett (1975 - 2012): una vida entre plumas y amigos. El Hornero 28(1).


Naka, L.N. (2013) In Memoriam: Juan Mazar-Barnett, 1975 – 2012. The Condor 115: 688 – 692.



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