The dispersion of arctic breeding birds according to snow-free patch dimensions during the spring thaw in the north-eastern Taimyr Peninsula, Russia

The dispersion of passerines, ptarmiganLagopus mutus and waders in relation to available snowfree patches is described after spring arrival but prior to the main thaw at Pronchishcheva Lake, north-eastern Taimyr, in June 1991. The numbers of ptarmigan and passerines were proportional to patch perimeter but disproportionately more birds occurred on smaller… CONTINUE READING