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Data for: The formation of “mega‐flocks” depends on vegetation structure in montane coniferous forests of Taiwan

Citation

Liao, Chun-Chieh; Ding, Tzung-Su; Chen, Chao-Chieh (2023), Data for: The formation of “mega‐flocks” depends on vegetation structure in montane coniferous forests of Taiwan, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.9zw3r22fw

Abstract

A mixed-species bird flock is a social assemblage where two or more bird species are moving together while foraging and might benefit from increased foraging efficiency and antipredator vigilance. A “mega-flock,” which includes flocking species from different vegetation layers, often exhibits high species diversity. Mechanisms for the formation of mega-flocks have not yet been explored. In this study, we evaluated the influence of vegetation structure and bird species diversity/richness in driving the occurrence of mega-flocks. We investigated the composition of mixed-species flocks, local bird communities, and vegetation structure in five vegetation types of two high-elevation sites in central Taiwan. (For more details, please see the paper which has been published in Ecology and Evolution, entitled "The formation of "mega-flocks" depends on vegetation structure in montane coniferous forests of Taiwan." Doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8608)

Methods

Methods and dataset collected, for more details, please see the paper which has been published in Ecology and Evolution, entitled "The formation of "mega-flocks" depends on vegetation structure in montane coniferous forests of Taiwan." Doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8608

Funding

Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Award: NSC102-2313-B-037-003

Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Award: NSC102-2621-M-002-021

Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Award: MOST104-2313-B-037-001

Kaohsiung Medical University, Award: KMU-M104015