The Role of Insectivorous Birds in Forest Ecosystems

The Role of Insectivorous Birds in Forest Ecosystems

1st Edition - June 28, 1979

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  • Editor: James G. Dickson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152358

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: June 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152358

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James G. Dickson

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