Can birds play a role as High Nature Value indicators of montado system?

@article{Catarino2014CanBP,
  title={Can birds play a role as High Nature Value indicators of montado system?},
  author={Lu{\'i}s Catarino and Carlos Eduardo Godinho and P. Pereira and Artemio Luis and Jo{\~a}o Eduardo Rabaça},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2014},
  volume={90},
  pages={45-56}
}
Montados form a heterogeneous landscape of wooded matrix dominated by cork and/or holm oak with open areas characterized by fuzzy boundaries. Montado supports a high biological diversity associated to low intensity management and a landscape diversity provided by a continuous gradient of land cover. Among other features this permits the classification of montados as a High Nature Value (HNV) system. We assessed the role of birds as HNV indicators for montado, and tested several bird groups… CONTINUE READING