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Influences of the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle (<i>Diorhabda carinulata</i>) on the diet of insectivorous birds along the Dolores River in Southwestern Colorado

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Influences of the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle (<i>Diorhabda carinulata</i>) on the diet of insectivorous birds along the Dolores River in Southwestern Colorado; 2014; OFR; 2014-1100; Puckett, Sarah L.; van Riper, Charles, III

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We examined the effects of a biologic control agent, the tamarisk leaf beetle (Diorhabda carinulata), on native avifauna in southwestern Colorado, specifically, addressing whether and to what degree birds eat tamarisk leaf beetles. In 2010, we documented avian foraging behavior, characterized the arthropod community, sampled bird diets, and undertook an experiment to determine whether tamarisk leaf beetles are palatable to birds. We observed that tamarisk leaf beetles compose 24.0 percent (95-percent-confidence interval, 19.9-27.4 percent) and 35.4 percent (95-percent-confidence interval, 32.4-45.1 percent) of arthropod abundance and biomass in the study area, respectively. Birds ate few tamarisk leaf beetles, despite a superabundance [...]

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