Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christopher A. Lepczyk and Paige S. Warren

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273092

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273092.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 22 October 2019

Does Nest Predation Shape Urban Bird Communities?

Does Nest Predation Shape Urban Bird Communities?

Chapter:
(p.49) Chapter Four Does Nest Predation Shape Urban Bird Communities?
Source:
Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation
Author(s):

Christine M. Stracey

Scott K. Robinson

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0004

Urban bird communities differ fundamentally from those in nonurban habitats. One hypothesis for this altered structure is that altered nest-predator communities in urban habitats affect which species thrive. We counted birds and measured nest-predation rates in a variety of communities in Florida (USA). We predicted that (1) avian nest predators would be more abundant in urban habitats, (2) species with life-history traits associated with defenses against predation would be more abundant in urban habitats relative to nonurban habitats, and (3) urban adapters would experience lower nest-predation rates in urban habitats relative to nonurban habitats. We found support for all three predictions. The results have parallels in small, fragmented forests, which are also dominated by larger species.

Keywords:   body size, community composition, nest predation, urbanization

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.