Predation and nest success of forest birds in native and non-native habitat on Saipan, Mariana Islands
The primary causes of extinctions and declines of birds on islands are predation by non-native mammals (e.g., rats and feral cats) and the removal or alteration of indigenous forests. The impact of various exotic predators and extreme modification and removal of native forest on Saipan on the nesting success of the native avifauna had not been examined. Thus, I undertook this research on the island of Saipan in 2003 and 2004 to: (i) quantify nest densities in native and non-native forest, (ii) assess nest survival and predation rates on nests in native and non-native forest, (iii) determine ...
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