Variability between Scales: Predictors of Nomadism in Birds of an Australian Mediterranean-climate Ecosystem

  title={Variability between Scales: Predictors of Nomadism in Birds of an Australian Mediterranean-climate Ecosystem},
  author={Craig Allen and Denis A. Saunders},
Nomadism in animals is a response to resource distributions that are highly variable in time and space. Using the avian fauna of the Mediterranean-climate region of southcentral Australia, we tested a number of variables to determine if they predicted nomadism. These variables were species body mass, the distance in body mass terms to the edge of a body mass aggregation, and diet (for example, seeds, invertebrates, nectar, or plants). We utilized two different classifications of the avifauna… CONTINUE READING
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