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Table 3 Mean density of birds (birds/ha) on different functional groups and species richness (species/pond) on dams in different landscape settings

From: Waterbird use of farm dams in south-eastern Australia: abundance and influence of biophysical and landscape characteristics

  Shorebirds (Charadriiformes) Long-legged wading birds Swamphens and coot (Rallidae) Pursuit predators Diving Dabbling Filtering Herbivorous Total abundance (birds/ha) Species richness (species/pond)
F probability 0.001 0.013 <0.001 0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.463 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Canola 2.3 × 10−5a 0.334ab 0.000a 0.147ab 0.130a 1.141b 0.001 1.796c 4.744b 0.495a
Wheat 0.001a 0.519b 0.000a 0.343b 1.499c 1.456b 0.012 0.604b 5.618b 0.567ab
Rain-fed pasture 0.096b 0.365b 0.522b 0.387b 0.640b 1.508b 0.018 0.813b 4.920b 1.130b
Remnant native vegetation 0.000a 0.079a 0.000a 0.047a 0.387ab 0.174a 0.041 0.026a 0.746a 0.567a
  1. Values represent back-transformed means. Means with the same letter are not significantly different at a probability of <0.05 according to Fisher’s LSD test. Letters are not presented if the fixed effect was insignificant (p > 0.05)