BIRDS ON TENERIFE

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1949
Authors:Lack, D, Southern, HN
Journal:Ibis
Volume:91
Issue:4
Date Published:1949
ISBN Number:1474-919X
Keywords:Europe, Fringilla, Fringillidae, Parus, Phylloscopidae, Phylloscopus, Phylloscopus collybita, Phylloscopus collybitus, Serinus, Serinus canaria, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Abstract:Summary. .1. A visit was paid to Tenerife in March 1948. 2. Of 16 species common to Tenerife and Britain, all showed detectable differences in song or call-notes. The differences were in some cases slight but in others very marked. 3. Various species occupy broader habitats on Tenerife than in Western Europe, and this can in most cases be correlated with the absence of a related species which fills part of the habitat in Western Europe. For instance, on Tenerife Parus cceruleus breeds in conifers as well as broad-leaved woods, and Phylloscopus collybita breeds in low scrub as well as woods. 4. Fringilla ccelebs is more restricted in habitat on Tenerife than in Western Europe. a fact which can be correlated with the presence of the related F. teydea. 5. The bird fauna of the Canary Islands is recommended as a profitable field for ai detailed ecological study.
URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1949.tb02313.x
Short Title:Ibis
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith