bird–habitat models, food availability, landscape ecology, nest characteristics, <i>Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus</i>, vegetation structure

Multi-scale habitat models for reintroduced bird populations: a case study of South Island saddlebacks on Motuara Island

Understanding resource selection by animals is important when considering habitat suitability at proposed release sites within threatened species recovery programmes. Multi-scale investigatory approaches are increasingly encouraged, as the patchy distribution of suitable habitats in fragmented landscapes often determines species presence and survival.