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

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


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]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01756.x


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