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Nongame bird communities on managed grasslands in North Dakota

Canadian Field-Naturalist

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Abstract

Grazed native prairie, unmanipulated native prairie, and planted alfalfa-wheatgrass habitats each supported prairie bird species unique to that habitat type. Comparisons of the three habitats, using community coefficients and overlap indices, showed that grazed and alfalfa-wheatgrass habitats supported the most dissimilar or unique bird communities. All three habitat types, or habitats with similar vegetation structure, must be incorporated in grassland management plans to support all members of the mixed-grass prairie bird community.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Nongame bird communities on managed grasslands in North Dakota
Series title:
Canadian Field-Naturalist
Volume:
101
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
7 p.
First page:
551
Last page:
557
Country:
United States
State:
North Dakota