Food abundance determines distribution and density of a frugivorous bird across seasons

@inproceedings{Crampton2011FoodAD,
  title={Food abundance determines distribution and density of a frugivorous bird across seasons},
  author={Lisa H Crampton and William S. Longland and Dennis Dailey Murphy and James S Sedinger},
  year={2011}
}
Although food abundance is a principal determinant of distribution and abundance of many animals, most previous studies have not quantitatively assessed its importance relative to other factors that may also determine species distributions. We estimated frugivorous phainopepla Phainopepla nitens occupancy and density, food density, and vegetation structure on transects in fragmented mesquite and acacia woodlands over three years in non-breeding and breeding seasons. Using an AIC framework and… CONTINUE READING