life history classifications, status classifications, guilds, breeding birds, Iowa
Life history and status classifications were compiled for 145 bird species that breed in Iowa. Species were classified by food type and substrate, nest substrate, susceptibility to cowbird parasitism, migratory status, predominant habitat use and habitat-use specialization, body mass (an index of home range/territory size), area sensitivity, population trend and vulnerability, and beneficial/harmful aspects in relation to agriculture. Such information may be used to make interspecific comparisons, evaluate interrelationships among life history and status characteristics, and provide insights into the interpretation of previous research. This synthesis also can aid those responsible for making conservation and management decisions about Iowa's avifauna.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1996 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Best, Louis B.; Freemark, Kathryn E.; Steiner, Barbara S.; and Bergin, Timothy M.
"Life History and Status Classifications of Birds Breeding in Iowa,"
The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 103:
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol103/iss1/6