Some of the early research on resource partitioning and competition was done on thrushes across an elevational gradient...right here in our backyard.
On Jun 23, 2012, at 7:30 AM, Larry and Mona Rogers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> With all of the talk of wood thrushes lately, I wonder about thrush species distribution based on altitude. I have always sort of assumed that as you climb from say 300' to about 3,000', Wood Thrushes were at the lowest altitude, followed by Veerys (Veeries?), followed by Hermit Thrushes, followed by Swainson's Thrushes, followed by Bicknel's Thrushes up toward the mountain tops. Is this about right?
> Our place in Brandon is at about 500' altitude and we mostly hear wood thrushes with the occasional veery. Friends in Monkton, at about 900' get mostly hermits. Has anybody else noted this?
> Larry and Mona