Hawaii Island forest bird response to simulated nest predator 2015-2016

  • George C. Cummins (Creator)
  • Tad C. Theimer (Creator)
  • Eben H. Paxton (Creator)



Hawaii forest birds nesting in Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge were exposed to models of predators near their nests to measure behavioral responses. Responses to potential nest predators included vocalization rate, movement behavior, and nestling feeding. Predators were inert stick, introduced but abundant predator, a rat, and a novel predator, a snake, that does not occur on Hawaii.
Date made available2020
PublisherU.S. Geological Survey

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