Urban exploiters have broader dietary niches than urban avoiders

  title={Urban exploiters have broader dietary niches than urban avoiders},
  author={Facundo Xavier Palacio},
Urbanization is currently one of the most pervasive threats to biodiversity worldwide, yet traits permitting birds to exploit urban environments are not fully understood. I used bird traits related to diet (dietary item and foraging stratum), accounting for latitude, body size, development mode and phylogeny, to compare diet breadths of urban exploiters and urban avoiders, using a global dataset (463 bird species). Urban exploiters (urban species) were larger, consumed more vertebrates and… 
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