Habitat structure and diversity influence the nesting success of an endangered large cavity-nesting bird, the Southern Ground-hornbill

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Combrink, Leigh; Combrink, Hendrik J.; Botha, André J.; Downs, Colleen T.;
(2017)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
  • Journal: Koedoe: African Protected Area Conservation and Science (issn: 0075-6458, eissn: 2071-0771)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4102/koedoe.v59i1.1438
  • Subject: Southern Ground-hornbill | conservation | QH1-199.5 | co-operative breeder | General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution | savanna | nesting success

Habitat features can have a profound effect on the nesting success of birds. Savannas are often managed with predators and large herbivores as priority species, with little thought to the many bird species that management decisions could affect. Using a data set spannin... View more
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