The status of our bird communities is an important indicator of the condition of our ecosystems. Many indigenous birds play key ecological roles, including dispersing seeds and pollinating flowers. In some situations, exotic bird species (not indigenous to New Zealand) can partially fulfil these roles. A reduction in the distribution and/or decline in numbers for common and widespread species can equate to large losses of individuals and ecosystem integrity. By measuring the composition of bird communities across public conservation land (forest and non–forest sites) we can monitor how they change over time.
This measure reports on the predicted richness (diversity) of bird species on public conservation land, by monitoring site, 2013–2016.
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|1.||Data quality info for bird diversity||195 KB||
|Category||Environmental Reporting > Land > Species|
|Tags||Our Land 2018|
|Columns||Place, Season, Name, Altitude, Plot_aspect, Plot_slope, Mean_top_height, Plot_obs_canopy_percentage, Observed_landcover, Wood, Total_diversity, Introduced_diversity, Indigenous_diversity, Indigenous_dominance, Long_jittered, Lat_jittered|
|Services||Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|
|Added||16 Apr 2018|
|Last updated||16 Apr 2018|
|Revisions||3 - Browse all revisions|
|Current revision||Imported on April 16, 2018 from CSV .|