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Some differences in use of habitat by White-eared and White-cheeked Honeyeaters

Recher, H.F. and Abbott, I.J. (1970) Some differences in use of habitat by White-eared and White-cheeked Honeyeaters. Emu, 70 (3). pp. 117-125.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MU970117
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Abstract

White-eared and White-cheeked Honeyeaters are a pair of morphologically distinct honeyeaters, which can often be found nesting in the same habitat. The two species use different parts of their habitat, and tend to forage in very different ways. Their distribution, foraging behaviour and breeding behaviour are greatly affected by the kinds of plants in a habitat and the distribution of foliage. Thus, there seems to be insufficient data available to reach a final conclusion on the relation between species of plants, their diversity and that of species of birds.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © Royal Australian Ornithologists Union 1970
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/27160
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