Articles | Volume 24, issue 1
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05 Feb 2024
Standard article |  | 05 Feb 2024

Bird color and taxonomic diversity are negatively related to human disturbance in urban parks

Lucas M. Leveau and Juan Kopp

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We explored the relationship between environmental variables and bird color diversity in urban parks. Color diversity increased with green-area size, but richness-corrected color diversity ceased to be related to area size. Therefore, the increase of color size with area size was mediated by increases in species richness. Color diversity was clustered in parks with the highest human disturbance, favoring the abundance of grey species which probably took advantage of food discarded by humans.