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Title: Vertical stratification and its relation to foliage in tropical forest birds in Western Ghats (India)

Creator:

Jayson, Eluvathingal Antony ; Mathew, Daniel Nediyakalayil

Date issued/created:

2003

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 38, no. 2 ; Rozmieszczenie pionowe ptaków lasu tropikalnego w zależności od warstwowości listowia ; Vertical stratification in tropical forest birds

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Museum & Institute of Zoology

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 115 ; P. [111]-116 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

The study was carried out from May 1988 to April 1993 in two types of tropical forests: the tropical evergreen and moist deciduous. The vertical distribution of birds and foliage abundance was recorded by visual observation in seven height classes, using the line transect method. The vertical distribution of 94 bird species was recorded in evergreen forest, and of 90 in moist deciduous forest. Bird species richness and the numbers of birds were highest in the stratum from 1 to 5 m in both the evergreen forests (57 species) and the moist deciduous forests (68 species). The species richness indices of birds in the two types of forest did not display such a clear relationship. Foliage abundance was high up to a height of 30 m in the evergreen forests, whereas in moist deciduous forests, foliage was abundant only up to 20 m. A significant positive correlation was obtained between foliage abundance and species richness and also between the numbers of birds in both types of forests. No significant correlation was obtained between foliage abundance and the species diversity indices in the two types of vegetation.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

38

Issue:

2

Start page:

111

End page:

116

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45700

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257-38-2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568-38-2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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