Spatial segregation of specialists and generalists in bird communities.

  title={Spatial segregation of specialists and generalists in bird communities.},
  author={Romain Julliard and Joanne Clavel and Vincent Devictor and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Jiguet and D. Couvet},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={9 11},
Each species generally has a close relationship with one or more habitats and can therefore be classified as either specialist or generalist. We studied whether specialist and generalist species are spatially distributed independently of each other. Repeating the analysis for 100 of the most frequent terrestrial bird species recorded over the 10 000 sampled sites of the French Breeding Bird survey, we found that specialists were more abundant if the rest of the community was specialized, and… CONTINUE READING
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