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Individual study: Rapid colonisation a restored rainforest corridor by birds in northern Queensland, Australia

Published source details

Jansen A. (2005) Avian Use of Restoration Plantings along a Creek Linking Rainforest Patches on the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland. Restoration Ecology, 13, 275-283

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Restore or create forests Bird Conservation

A study in October-November 1996-1998 and May 1997 in the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia (Jansen 2005), found that whilst rainforest specialists were absent, ten species of ‘mainly-rainforest’ birds were recorded in a corridor of restored rainforest, only two or three years after planting. Counts of these species increased from 1 bird/count in 1996 to 4 birds/count in 1998. Community structure in the restored forest became more similar to rainforest and remnant vegetation sites over time, and the number of fruit-eaters (potentially important for increasing seed dispersal) recorded increased from 2 birds/count in 1996 to 4 birds/count in 1998.