Patterns of Extinction in the Introduced Hawaiian Avifauna: A Reexamination of the Role of Competition

  title={Patterns of Extinction in the Introduced Hawaiian Avifauna: A Reexamination of the Role of Competition},
  author={Daniel Simberloff and William J Boecklen},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={300 - 327}
Among introduced passeriform and columbiform birds of the six major Hawaiian islands, some species (including most of those introduced early) may have an intrinsically high probability of successful invasion, whereas others (including many of those introduced from 1900 through 1936) may be intrinsically less likely to succeed. This hypothesis accords well with the observation that, of the 41 species introduced on more than one of the Hawaiian islands, all but four either succeeded everywhere… 

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