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SURVIVAL, HABITAT USE, AND MOVEMENTS OF FLEDGLING WHITE-THROATED ROBINS (TURDUS ASSIMILIS) IN A COSTA RICAN AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE
Abstract We used radiotelemetry to study behavior of White-throated Robins (Turdus assimilis) during the postfledging dependent period. The study was conducted in a mixed agricultural and forestedExpand
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Patterns of nest usurpation : When should species converge on nest niches ?
The acceptability of a nest to more than one species and the convergence of species on a nest niche is demonstrated through nest usurpation. I compiled examples of nest usurpation from the literatureExpand
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The Value of Animal Behavior in Evaluations of Restoration Success
Animals are key members of ecosystems, contributing to processes like pollination, seed dispersal, and herbivory. Incorporating measures of animal behavior into evaluations of restoration successExpand
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Bird and bat predation services in tropical forests and agroforestry landscapes
Understanding distribution patterns and multitrophic interactions is critical for managing bat‐ and bird‐mediated ecosystem services such as the suppression of pest and non‐pest arthropods. DespiteExpand
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Bird damage to select fruit crops: The cost of damage and the benefits of control in five states
Abstract Fruit loss to birds is a long-standing and costly problem for many producers. We conducted a survey of Honeycrisp apple, blueberry, cherry, and wine grape growers in California, Michigan,Expand
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Chewing Louse Distributions on Two Neotropical Thrush Species
Abstract We sampled lice from 2 species of Neotropical thrushes, Turdus assimilis, the white-throated robin, and T. grayi, the clay-colored robin, to document the prevalence, intensity, abundance,Expand
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EDGE RESPONSES OF TROPICAL AND TEMPERATE BIRDS
Abstract Tropical birds may differ from temperate birds in their sensitivity to forest edges. We provide predictions about the proportions of tropical and temperate species that should avoid orExpand
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Active or Passive Forest Restoration? Assessing Restoration Alternatives with Avian Foraging Behavior
Active and passive restoration are two important strategies to aid the recovery of large areas of deforested and degraded tropical lands. Active restoration is where management techniques such asExpand
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Patch size and tree species influence the number and duration of bird visits in forest restoration plots in southern Costa Rica
Efforts to restore tropical forest in abandoned pasture are likely to be more successful when bird visitation is promoted because birds disperse seeds and eat herbivorous arthropods that damageExpand
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Characteristics of bird species using forest and agricultural land covers in southern Costa Rica
Our understanding of why tropical forest species differ in their ability to inhabit agroecosystems is limited, despite the link between this ability and the likelihood of population decline forExpand
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