Habitat associations of breeding peatland passerine species in eastern Finland

J. Kouki, G. J. Niemi, A. Rajasarkka

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Motacilla flava and Anthus pratensis were most abundant in the open habitats. Species most abundant in shrub habitats were Emberiza schoeniclus and Acrocephalus schoenobaenus while Phylloscopus trochilus, Fringilla coelebs and Anthus trivialis were most abundant in forested peatlands. Discriminant function analysis of microhabitat use revealed differences between Fringilla coelebs and F. montifringilla, and within species (between foraging and singing sites for Motacilla flava and Anthus trivialis). A qualitative model that predicts the changes in the bird assemblage along with the changes in the environment would be useful in the environmental management of peatland habitats. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-140
Number of pages15
JournalOrnis Fennica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


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