Feeding wild birds in gardens: a test of water versus food

Miller, Kelly K., Blaszczynski, Veronika N. and Weston, Michael A. 2015, Feeding wild birds in gardens: a test of water versus food, Ecological management and restoration, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 156-158, doi: 10.1111/emr.12157.

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Title Feeding wild birds in gardens: a test of water versus food
Author(s) Miller, Kelly K.ORCID iD for Miller, Kelly K. orcid.org/0000-0003-4360-6232
Blaszczynski, Veronika N.
Weston, Michael A.ORCID iD for Weston, Michael A. orcid.org/0000-0002-8717-0410
Journal name Ecological management and restoration
Volume number 16
Issue number 2
Start page 156
End page 158
Total pages 3
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-05
ISSN 1442-7001
1442-8903
Keyword(s) Garden birds
Supplementary feeding
Urban biodiversity
Water
Summary Bird feeding in residential gardens is an increasingly popular human-wildlife interaction. In Australia, the practice is discouraged by most government and nongovernment wildlife conservation agencies, although advice varies and the most common recommendation is to provide water and habitat for birds rather than supplementary food. This study compares bird abundance and diversity when residents in a Melbourne municipality provide water for birds versus food. Bird abundance was greater when food was provided compared with water, but avian assemblages did not differ.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/emr.12157
Field of Research 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Socio Economic Objective 960812 Urban and Industrial Flora
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073470

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