Bird data : UK, Bristol
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Different urban breeding bird communities are associated with different habitat types, but, although community species diversity varies significantly, total bird density does not. Aims: To investigate the association between breeding bird communities and habitats within Bristol, UK and how these communities vary in terms of species diversity and total bird abundance. Methods: Breeding density data for 70 species in the metropolitan area of Bristol, UK were subjected to de‐trended correspondence analysis to identify the number of different communities present and their indicator species. These data were then used to identify patterns of habitat association with each community and differences in species richness and total bird density.
Baker PJ, Thomas RL, Newson SE, Thompson V, Paling, NR. 2010. Habitat associations and breeding bird community composition within the city of Bristol, UK. Bird Study 57, 183-196.