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Interactions between Hawaiian honeycreepers and Metrosideros collina on the Island of Hawaii

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Title: Interactions between Hawaiian honeycreepers and Metrosideros collina on the Island of Hawaii
Authors: Carpenter, F Lynn
MacMillen, Richard E.
LC Subject Headings: Birds -- Hawaii -- Hawaii Island.
Ohia-lehua.
Metrosideros -- Hawaii -- Hawaii Island.
Hawaiian honeycreepers -- Behavior.
Issue Date: Dec 1973
Publisher: Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program
Citation: Carpenter FL, MacMillen RE. 1973. Interactions between Hawaiian honeycreepers and Metrosideros collina on the Island of Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S International Biological Program. International Biological Program Technical Report, 33. 23 pages.
Series/Report no.: International Biological Program Technical Report
33
Abstract: Studies are in progress on the island of Hawaii which we hope will determine 1) the strategy and energetic cost of the outcrossing system of Metrosideros collina polymorpha, 2) the strategy and energetic efficiency of the foraging system of the three most common species of honeycreepers in an M. collina forest, and 3) the efficiency of energy transfer from the producer M. collina to the honeycreeper nectivores. Preliminary results indicate that ohia produces larger amounts of nectar than would be necessary if its avian pollinators were more sedentary in their foraging habits, but sufficient nectar to support the more mobile foraging system as described herein.
Description: Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in.
Sponsor: This study was supported by NSF Grant GB-2320, Island Ecosystems IRP/IBP.
Pages/Duration: 23 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/26046
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections:International Biological Program Technical Reports (1970-1975)



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