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Title: Species-area relations of song birds in the Black Hills, South Dakota

Author: Rumble, Mark A.; Dykstra, Brian L.; Flake, Lester D.

Date: 2000

Source: Intermountain journal of sciences 6(1): p. 33-48

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: We investigated the effects of stand size resulting from current logging practices on occurrence and species richness of song birds in the Black Hills. Richness of forest interior and forest interior/edge songbirds was not related to stand area (P > 0.40) in stands of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) in the Black Hills. Brown creepers (Certhia americana) occurred only in stands of unmanaged forest >18ha, but large diameter trees appeared to be more strongly associated with brown creepers than stand area. Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus) occurred in all size categories of stands but more frequently in stands 25-35ha. Western tanagers (Piranga ludoviciana) did not occur in stands less 10ha but do not appear to depend on dense late-seral forest in the Black Hills. These sizes of forest stands are within the normal range of stand sizes in the Black Hills National Forest. We offer an explanation why logging in the Black Hills might not fragment the forest for song birds.

Keywords: song bird, stand characteristics, forest fragmentation, Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

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Rumble, Mark A.; Dykstra, Brian L.; Flake, Lester D. 2000. Species-area relations of song birds in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Intermountain journal of sciences 6(1): p. 33-48

 


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