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Curr Biol. 2007 Apr 17;17(8):R283-6.

Conservation ecology: area trumps mobility in fragment bird extinctions.

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  • 1Stanford University, Department of Biological Sciences, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford, California 94305-5020, USA.

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  • Curr Biol. 2007 May 15;17(10):909.


Tropical forest understory birds are highly sensitive to habitat fragmentation. Recent results from a monumental Amazonian fragmentation experiment show that habitat needs of these specialized birds make mobility a liability, leading to their extinctions from forest fragments.

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