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Seymoura, C.L. and Simmons, R.E. 2008. Can severely fragmented patches of riparian vegetation still be important for arid-land bird diversity? Journal of Arid Environments, 72(12): 2275–2281


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Can severely fragmented patches of riparian vegetation still be important for arid-land bird diversity?

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The vegetation of riparian habitats is often distinct from that of the surrounding landscape, thus representing unique habitat for a variety of biota. Although highly mobile, birds often exhibit distinct species assemblages associated with habitat. Therefore, degradation or removal of riparian habitat, particularly in arid environments, may threaten bird diversity. Keywords: arid savanna, bird assemblages, diamond mining, diversity, fragmentation, riparian corridor.

Year: 2008

Type: Journal Article

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