Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Interference from long-tailed finches constrains reproduction in the endangered Gouldian finch

Brazill-Boast, James; van Rooij, Erica; Pryke, Sarah; Griffith, Simon C.

Description

Interspecific interference competition for nest-sites among cavity-nesting birds can have important effects on reproductive fitness and the distribution of competing species. We observed interference at nest-sites in free-living populations of the endangered Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae) and sympatric long-tailed finch (Poephila acuticauda), and also experimentally tested the relative strength and effect of interference at nest-sites in captive populations. Levels of competitive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78433
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01756.x

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Brazill-Boast_Interference_from_long-tailed_2011.pdf255.01 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  23 August 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator