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Changes in an assemblage of small birds in the understorey of dry sclerophyll forest in south-western Australia after fire

Wooller, R.D. and Calver, M.C.ORCID: 0000-0001-9082-2902 (1988) Changes in an assemblage of small birds in the understorey of dry sclerophyll forest in south-western Australia after fire. Australian Wildlife Research, 15 (3). pp. 331-338.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9880331
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Abstract

Three years after a low intensity fire there were few changes in the species composition of the assemblage but abundances of the 6-8 most numerous and relatively sedentary species were approximately halved. Many marked individuals (22%) were recaptured up to 3 yr after the fire. After the fire, the number of prey taxa recorded from the faeces of birds caught fell from 12 to 6, and the birds ate proportionately more ants and fewer beetles. Ants eaten after the fire were smaller.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/897
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