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Table 2 Differences in vegetation characteristics in 5 × 5 m sample plots around nests of the Tibetan Partridge, and in control areas

From: Nest distribution and nest habitat of the Tibetan Partridge (Perdix hodgsoniae) near Lhasa, Tibet

Characteristics Nest Control t df p
Vegetation cover (%) 82.89 ± 10.64 78.12 ± 11.70 2.26 110 0.03
Herb cover (%) 44.16 ± 19.05 53.28 ± 16.09 −2.74 110 < 0.001
Shrub cover (%) 32.88 ± 19.14 18.57 ± 8.99 5.06 110 < 0.001
Bare ground (%) 11.84 ± 7.11 17.63 ± 10.50 −3.42 110 < 0.001
Height of herbs (cm) 9.29 ± 2.97 9.38 ± 3.74 −0.15 110 0.88
Herb diversity (n species) 10.14 ± 3.01 10.13 ± 2.49 0.03 110 0.97
Shrub height (cm) 44.23 ± 17.26 41.26 ± 16.44 0.93 110 0.35
Shrub diversity (n species) 2.73 ± 1.15 2.83 ± 2.68 −0.25 110 0.80