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Birds, resources and time in a tablelands forest

Recher, H.F., Gowing, G., Kavanagh, R., Shields, J. and Rohan-Jones, W.G. (1983) Birds, resources and time in a tablelands forest. In: Purdie, R.W. and Noble, I.R., (eds.) Mountain ecology in the Australian region : proceedings of a symposium held at Canberra, 8-9 May, 1982. The Ecological Society of Australia, Fyshwick, Canberra, pp. 101-123.

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In forests on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales seasonal events within the avian community were tied to the annual cycle of cold winters and warm summers. Insect, carbohydrate and seed abundance changed with the seasons and were tracked by the avifauna. Superimposed were events determined on a larger regional scale. Irruptions of birds from the arid interior and drought caused significant, if transitory, changes in the forest avifauna. This has implications for the conservation and management of forest ecosystems.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: The Ecological Society of Australia
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