The Cinnamon Ibon Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus is a forest canopy sparrow

  title={The Cinnamon Ibon Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus is a forest canopy sparrow},
  author={Jon Fjelds{\aa} and Martin Irestedt and Per G. P. Ericson and Dario Zuccon},
The Cinnamon Ibon inhabits the canopy of cloud-forest of Mindanao Island in the Philippines, and has until now been classified as an aberrant member of the Zosteropidae (white-eyes). We assessed the systematic position of this enigmatic species using DNA sequence data (two mitochondrial markers, two nuclear introns and two nuclear exons) and broad taxon sampling. The species was robustly placed among the granivorous passeroid clades, as a basal branch in the family of true sparrows, Passeridae… 

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