Feature, patch and refuge area: Some influences on diversity of bird species

Dwyer P.D. (1972) Feature, patch and refuge area: Some influences on diversity of bird species. Emu, 72 4: 149-156. doi:10.1071/MU972149


Author Dwyer P.D.
Title Feature, patch and refuge area: Some influences on diversity of bird species
Journal name Emu   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-5540
Publication date 1972
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/MU972149
Volume 72
Issue 4
Start page 149
End page 156
Total pages 8
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Censuscs of birds (individuals and species) were made in northern Queensland in woodland habitats that were near special features (streams, swamps, rocky outcrops) and in habitats representative of the features themselves. Those features whose habitat was more varied than the surrounding woodland supported a higher diversity of bird species than did the woodland. This was not, primarily, because the features supported a distinct and discrete avifauna, but rather it seemed because some specific need of a particular species was provided by the feature and that species could now use the area adjacent to the feature or because the feature concentrated certain resources relevant to several species common to the general area. The features studied, therefore, importantly influenced the diversity of bird species in contiguous woodland. Influences of this kind upon local diversity of bird species may be common in Australia and would call in question the value here of census techniques developed for northern temperate avifaunas and environments.
Q-Index Code C1
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