Harold Greeney

About me

Greetings from Yanayacu Biological Station (http://www.yanayacu.org/), 0 degrees latitude, on the east slope of the Ecuadorian Andes: my home, office, and field site. When asked what the "focus" of my research is, I usually respond with, "Ask me tomorrow." Living in South America for the past 20 years, plus a few years as a child, has left me with such a broad range of interests, the question usually leaves me stumped. I am a Natural Historian, interested in telling the tales of any organism which will hold still long enough for me to take a few notes. I am most drawn to butterflies (while they are still caterpillars) and to birds (while they are still in the nest), so I guess you could say my interests are "juvenile."

My academic background includes a MSc in entomology and a PhD in avian ecology, and I enthusiastically apply them both each and every day in some of the worlds most unexplored habitats.

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Full name
Harold Greeney
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Full Curator

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Curator qualifications

Credentials
Selected examples of peer-reviewed publications: Greeney, H. F. 2010. Bimodal breeding seasonality of an understory bird, Premnoplex brunnescens, in an Ecuadorian cloud forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26: 547-549 Greeney, H. F. & M. E. Juiña J. 2010. First description of the nest of Undulated Antpitta Grallaria squamigera from south-west Ecuador. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 122:392-395. Greeney, H. F. 2009. Nest orientation in the Spotted Barbtail, Premnoplex brunnescens, is strongly correlated with stream flow. Journal of Ethology 27: 203-208. Greeney, H. F. 2009. A revised classification scheme for larval hesperiid shelters, with comments on shelter diversity in the Pyrginae. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 41: 53- 59. Greeney, H. F., T. W. Pyrcz, L. A. Dyer, M. Sanchez Z., & T. R. Walla. 2010. The early stages and natural history of Corades medeba Hewitson, 1850 in eastern Ecuador (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae, Pronophilina). Tropical Lepidoptera 19: 10-15. Greeney, H. F., M. E. Juiña J., S. M. I. Lliquin, & J. A. Lyons. 2009. First nest description of the Yellow-breasted Antpitta Grallaria flavotincta in northwestern Ecuador. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club 129: 256-258. Greeney, H. F., E. T. Miller, & R. A. Gelis. 2009. Observations on parental care and fledging of Watkins’s Antpitta (Grallaria watkinsi). Ornitologia Neotropical 20: 619-622. Greeney, H. F., T. W. Pyrcz, P. J. DeVries, & L. A. Dyer. 2009. The early stages of Pedaliodes poesia in eastern Ecuador (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae, Pronophilina). 9 pp. Journal of Insect Science 9: 34. Greeney, H. F., & S. M. Wethington. 2009. Nesting near active Accipiter nests may reduce predation on Black-chinned Hummingbird nests. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 809-812. Greeney, H. F., & A. D. Warren. 2009. The natural history and shelter building behavior of Falga jeconia ombra Evans, 1955 in eastern Ecuador (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae). 10 pp. Journal of Insect Science 9: 29. Juiña, M. J., J. B. C. Harris, & H. F. Greeney. 2009. Description of the nest and parental care of the Chestnut-naped Antpitta (Grallaria nuchalis) from southern Ecuador. Ornitologia Neotropical 20: 305-310. Greeney, H. F., R. A. Gelis, & W. C. Funk. 2008. Predation on caecilians (Caecilia orientalis) by Barred Hawks (Leucopternis princeps) depends on rainfall. Herpetological Review 39: 162-164. Greeney, H. F., & E. T. Miller. 2008. The nestling and parental care of the Slate-crowned Antpitta (Grallaricula nana) in northeastern Ecuador. Ornitologia Neotropical 19: 457-461. Greeney, H. F., R. C. Dobbs, P. R. Martin, & R. A. Gelis. 2008. The breeding biology of Grallaria and Grallaricula antpittas. Journal of Field Ornithology 79: 113-129. Greeney, H. F., & I. Harms. 2008. Behavior of the Tawny Antpitta (Grallaria quitensis) in northern Ecuador. Ornitologia Neotropical 19: 143-147. Greeney, H. F., D. F. Jaffe, & O. G. Manzaba B. 2008. Incubation behavior of the Yellow-billed Cacique (Amblycercus holosericeus) in eastern Ecuador. Ornitologia Colombiana 7: 83-87. Greeney, H. F., R. A. Gelis, C. Dingle, F. J. Vaca B., N. Krabbe, & M. Tidwell. 2006. The nest and eggs of the Plain-backed Antpitta (Grallaria haplonota) in eastern Ecuador. Ornitologia Neotropical 17: 601-604. Greeney, H. F. 2006. Incubation behavior of the Peruvian Antpitta (Grallaricula peruviana). Ornitologia Neotropical 17: 461-466. Martin, P. R., & H. F. Greeney. 2006. Description of the nest, eggs, and nestling period of the Chestnut-crowned Antpitta Grallaria ruficapilla from the eastern Ecuadorian Andes. Cotinga 25: 47-49. Greeney, H. F., D. F. Jaffe, & O. G. Manzaba B. 2008. Incubation behavior of the Yellow-billed Cacique (Amblycercus holosericeus) in eastern Ecuador. Ornitologia Colombiana 7: 83-87. Greeney, H. F., & F. Sornoza. 2005. The nest and egg of the Slate-crowned Antpitta (Grallaricula nana), with observations on incubation behavior in southern Ecuador. Ornitologia Neotropical 16: 137-140. Greeney, H. F., & R. A. Gelis. 2005. A nest of the Rufous Antpitta Grallaria rufula depredated by a Turqoise Jay Cyanolyca turcosa. Cotinga 24: 110-111. Greeney, H. F., & P. R. Martin. 2005. High in the Ecuadorian Andes: the nest and eggs of the Tawny Antpitta (Grallaria quitensis). Ornitologia Neotropical 16: 567-571. Greeney, H. F., R. A. Gelis, E. C. Hannelly, & P. J. DeVries. 2004. The egg and incubation period of the Peruvian Antpitta (Grallaricula peruviana). Ornitologia Neotropical 15: 403-406. Greeney, H. F., E. C. Hannelly, & M. Lysinger. 2004. First description of the nest and vocalizations of the Peruvian Antpitta (Grallaricula peruviana) with a northward range extension. Cotinga 21: 14-17.
Curation scope
Natural history of New World Lepidoptera and Aves