THE NUMBERS OF SPECIES OF HUMMINGBIRDS IN THE WEST INDIES

@article{Lack1973THENO,
  title={THE NUMBERS OF SPECIES OF HUMMINGBIRDS IN THE WEST INDIES},
  author={D. Lack},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1973},
  volume={27}
}
  • D. Lack
  • Published 1973
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution
The present paper, like so many in its field, was stimulated by repeated re-reading of Island Biogeography (MacArthur and Wilson, 1967). It develops for one family of birds some ideas that I put forward earlier for land-birds in general (Lack, 1969a). In the West Indies, as in other groups of islands, the number of species of land-birds is strongly correlated with island-area (Preston, 1962), and area accounts for nearly all the observed variation, the effects of elevation (altitude) and… Expand
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