Woodpecker Bills and Their Conformance to Hutchinsonian Ratios

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dc.creator Woods, P. E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-07T02:12:15Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-07T02:12:15Z
dc.date.issued 1984-12 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v84, n5 (December, 1984), 255-258 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/23032
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Zoology, Miami University en_US
dc.description.abstract Culmen lengths of a bark-drilling guild were examined to evaluate the utility of Hutchinsonian ratios. The culmen lengths of species pairs which feed on relatively abundant intermediate size prey were nearly identical. Species pairs which fed on the relatively less abundant very small and very large prey species had large (1.35-1.47) culmen ratios. It is concluded that Hutchinsonian ratios may, if used with discretion, serve as useful indicators of potential competition but should not be assumed to be indirect evidence of competition. en_US
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dc.title Woodpecker Bills and Their Conformance to Hutchinsonian Ratios en_US