Competition Between Bird Species

When multiple bird species need the same limited resource—whether its food, nesting habitat, or something else—there’s a good chance those species are competing with each other.

September 22, 2020

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Competition Between Bird Species


Learn about the ways that different bird species compete with each other over food and other resources.

I first talk about the concept of the ecological niche, since this is so important to this episode's topic.

Then, I get into the different forms of competition between bird species and present the possible outcomes of that competition. 

Lastly, I briefly touch on the general approaches that scientists take in studying interspecies competition in birds.

Links to Some Things Mentioned in this Episode

Research Citations

Errors and Clarifications

Error - 23:04 min: I say that the second type of competition between species is "exploitation interference". I meant to say exploitation competition. I make this error repeatedly in this section. My apologies!

This work by Ivan Phillipsen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


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