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Communally Nesting Migratory Birds Create Ecological Hot-Spots in Tropical Australia [PLOS One]

keywords : trees, starlings, birds, rainforests, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles Snakes

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Large numbers of metallic starlings (Aplonis metallica) migrate annually from New Guinea to the rainforests of tropical Australia, where they nest communally in single emergent trees (up to 1,000 birds). These aggregations create dense and species-rich faunal “hot-spots”, attracting a diverse assemblage of local consumers that utilise this seasonal resource.(...)

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