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A Habitat Analysis of the 1973 Winter and Spring Avifauna of Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont, California

The purpose of this paper is to examine the ecological relationships of the avian populations inhabiting a nearly natural area in which the edge effect has been maximized as a result of the breakup of physiognomically distinct vegetation types into a mosaic. This analysis consists primarily of the examination of the seasonal habitat utilization patternsof the avian populations in relation to the various vegetation types presence in the study area by means of a strip transect. A statistical analysis of the resulting plant-avian communities substantiates the data obtained from field observations.

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