The Role of Insectivorous Birds in Forest Ecosystems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122153501, 9780323152358

The Role of Insectivorous Birds in Forest Ecosystems

1st Edition

Editors: James G. Dickson
eBook ISBN: 9780323152358
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 1979
Page Count: 396
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The Role of Insectivorous Birds in Forest Ecosystems is a publication of the proceedings of The Role of Insectivorous Birds in Forest Ecosystems symposium, held on July 13 and 14, 1978 at Nacogdoches, Texas. The proceedings discuss the ecology of insectivorous birds and acknowledge their roles in forest ecosystems. The book begins with an introduction to and history of insectivorous birds and their roles in forest ecosystems. It then discusses the sampling methods for bird and insect populations, bird foraging strategies, and ecology of insectivorous bird species and communities. This book will be helpful to forest managers in managing insectivorous birds. It is also especially valuable in formulating biological control strategies for use in forests.

Table of Contents

Contributors and Participants



Insectivorous Birds and North American Forest Ecosystems

Censusing Birds

Analysis of Community Census Data: A Multivariate Approach

Avian Census Techniques: An Analytical Review

Sampling Prey Populations

Sampling Considerations for Evaluating the Effects of Mortality Agents on Bark Beetles

Tree Surfaces as Foraging Substrates for Insectivorous Birds

Foraging Strategies

Seasonal Changes in Woodpecker Foraging Methods: Strategies for Winter Survival

Implications of Optimal Foraging Theory for Insectivorous Forest Birds

Factors Controlling Foraging Strategies of Insectivorous Birds

The Comparative Foraging Behaviour of Yellow-Throated and Solitary Vireos: The Effect of Habitat and Sympatry

Foraging Ecology and Habitat Utilization in the Genus

Foraging Tactics of Flycatchers in Southwestern Virginia


Vertical and Temporal Habitat Utilization within a Breeding Bird Community

The Use of Nesting Boxes to Study the Biology of the Mountain Chickadee (Parus gambeli) and Its Impact on Selected Forest Insects

Seasonal Populations of Insectivorous Birds in a Mature Bottomland Hardwood Forest in South Louisiana

Impact of Woodpecker Prédation on Over-WinteringWithin-Tree Populations of the Southern Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis)

The Pileated Woodpecker in Forests of the Northern Rocky Mountains

Population Demographies, Spacing, and Foraging Behaviors of White-Breasted and Pigmy Nuthatches in Ponderosa Pine Habitat

Winter Feeding Niche Partitionment by Tufted Titmice and Carolina Chickadees in East Texas

The Effects of Insectivorous Bird Activities in Forest Ecosystems: An Evaluation


Concluding Remarks


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