• Forest disturbance has negative consequences for the persistence of Jamaica's threatened and endangered bird species in Cockpit Country

    3 years ago - By Caribbean Ornithology

    Abstract Cockpit Country is a globally important area for Jamaica's threatened and endangered bird species. But habitat disturbance and degradation due to lumber and yam stick extraction, small-scale agriculture, and bauxite mining threaten to disrupt the sensitive ecological processes that maintain both the species and the habitat. Analysis of anthropogenic forest disturbance and point count survey data for birds suggests an association between forest disturbance and bird distribution pat­terns in Cockpit Country. Threatened and endangered birds such as Plain Pigeon , Crested Quail- Dove...
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