Data from: Interaction networks of avian mixed-species flocks along elevation in the tropical Andes
Montaño-Centellas, Flavia A. (2021), Data from: Interaction networks of avian mixed-species flocks along elevation in the tropical Andes, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.80gb5mknq
Flocks were surveyed between May and November 2016 and May and August 2017, along an elevational gradient (~1350 – 3500 m asl) in Cotapata National Park, a protected area in the Andes of western Bolivia. A flock was defined as a gathering of at least two species foraging < 10 meters from each other while moving in the same direction.Flock data were collected with the “gambit of the group” method, where several individuals observed at the same time and place are assumed to be associated.
Raw data on presence-absence of 164 bird species participating of 358 mixed-species flocks in the Andes of western Bolivia are included in the dataset, with species in columns and flocks in rows
Species are presented in columns and flocks in rows.
Column 1: Flock, includes the flock ID number
Columns 2 – 165: Species, nomenclature coincides with that of Jetz et al. (2012) available in https://birdtree.org/
Column 166: Elevation band, range of elevation in m asl, where the flock was observed.
Column 167: Site, reference elevation (in m asl) used in the manuscript to describe the elevational position of the network.