Effects of Plot Size and Habitat Characteristics on Breeding Success of Scarlet Tanagers

-We studied the effects of forest patch size and habitat characteristics on breeding success of Scarlet Tanagers (Piranga olivacea) in western New York in 1995 and 1996. Twenty forest stands were grouped into four size classes: Group I (<10 ha, n = 6), Group 11 (10 to 50 ha, n = 7), Group III (>50 to 150 ha, n = 5), and Group IV (>1,000 ha, n = 2). Group I… CONTINUE READING