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A reverse keystone species affects the landscape distribution of woodland avifauna: a case study using the Noisy Miner ( Manorina melanocephala ) and other Australian birds

Montague-Drake, Rebecca; Cunningham, Ross; Stein, John; Lindenmayer, David B


We explored the effects of a purported 'reverse keystone species', the Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) using a long-term, large-scale dataset. Specifically, we identify whether this aggressive bird affects the landscape distribution patterns of other avifauna, by displacing them into, or restricting their distribution to, less productive areas, and in so doing, adheres to 'isoleg theory'. We sought to determine the effect of abundance of the Noisy Miner on the abundance of other birds...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Landscape Ecology
DOI: 10.1007/s10980-011-9665-4


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