Urbanization, climate and ecological stress indicators in an endemic nectarivore, the Cape Sugarbird

Abstract

Stress, as a temporary defense mechanism against specific stimuli, can place a bird in a state in which growth rates and resistance to diseases are diminished. The Cape Sugarbird Promerops cafer is an endemic specialist of the Cape Floristic Region (CFR) of South Africa that may be threatened by urbanization and climate change. Ecological stress due to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10336-017-1460-9

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