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Article: Seasonality of forest invertebrates in Hong Kong, South China

TitleSeasonality of forest invertebrates in Hong Kong, South China
Authors
KeywordsBirds
Insects
Invertebrates
Hong kong
Seasonality
Issue Date2002
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=TRO
Citation
Journal of Tropical Ecology, 2002, v. 18 n. 4, p. 637-644 How to Cite?
AbstractBecause of its position on the northern margin of the tropics (22° 17[prime prime or minute]N) and the southern coast of a huge continent, Hong Kong has a climate in which both temperature and rainfall are highly seasonal. Although summer temperatures are equatorial, the January mean is only 15.8 °C,and the absolute minimum recorded at sea level is 0 °C (Dudgeon & Corlett 1994). As a result, all aspects of the ecology of Hong Kong show seasonal changes. The most dramatic changes occur in the bird fauna, with the majority of species migratory (Carey et al. 2001). The winter fruiting peak in secondary shrublands and the forest understorey coincides with the arrival of partially frugivorous migrant robins and thrushes (Corlett 1993). However, while resident insectivore-frugivores consume almost entirely fruit during this period (Corlett 1998), all the winter visitors continue to eat insects and some (e.g. Phylloscopus warblers) are entirely insectivorous. The study of insect seasonality reported here formed part of a 30-mo study of the seasonality of a forest bird community in Hong Kong (Kwok & Corlett 1999, 2000). Plant names follow Corlett et al. (2000).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/42100
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dc.contributor.authorKwok, HKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCorlett, RTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-08T02:28:56Z-
dc.date.available2007-01-08T02:28:56Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Tropical Ecology, 2002, v. 18 n. 4, p. 637-644en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0266-4674en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/42100-
dc.description.abstractBecause of its position on the northern margin of the tropics (22° 17[prime prime or minute]N) and the southern coast of a huge continent, Hong Kong has a climate in which both temperature and rainfall are highly seasonal. Although summer temperatures are equatorial, the January mean is only 15.8 °C,and the absolute minimum recorded at sea level is 0 °C (Dudgeon & Corlett 1994). As a result, all aspects of the ecology of Hong Kong show seasonal changes. The most dramatic changes occur in the bird fauna, with the majority of species migratory (Carey et al. 2001). The winter fruiting peak in secondary shrublands and the forest understorey coincides with the arrival of partially frugivorous migrant robins and thrushes (Corlett 1993). However, while resident insectivore-frugivores consume almost entirely fruit during this period (Corlett 1998), all the winter visitors continue to eat insects and some (e.g. Phylloscopus warblers) are entirely insectivorous. The study of insect seasonality reported here formed part of a 30-mo study of the seasonality of a forest bird community in Hong Kong (Kwok & Corlett 1999, 2000). Plant names follow Corlett et al. (2000).en_HK
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dc.publisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=TROen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsJournal of Tropical Ecology. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.en_HK
dc.subjectBirdsen_HK
dc.subjectInsectsen_HK
dc.subjectInvertebratesen_HK
dc.subjectHong kongen_HK
dc.subjectSeasonalityen_HK
dc.titleSeasonality of forest invertebrates in Hong Kong, South Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0266467402002419en_HK
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