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Abundances of breeding birds in Quacker Run Valley, NY

Description

Number of sights of nesting birds by species in a census in a 16,697 acres Park in New York State, ran in 1936 by A. A. Saunders.

Usage

data(birds)

Format

An unnamed vector of integers

Details

This is one of the datasets that F. W. Preston used in order to show the application of the lognormal distribution to describe the abundance of species in a sample of a biological community.

Source

Table IA of Preston (1948), which did not provide species' names.

References

Preston, F. W. 1948. The Commonness, and rarity, of species. Ecology 29:254-283.

Saunders, A. A. 1936. Studies of breeding birds in the Allegany State Park. New York State Museum Handbook 16. Albany, NY.


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