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Table 4 Species with responses to vegetation age as detected by Wilcoxon paired-sample tests on differences in abundance without regard to vegetation units. The ranges of vegetation ages are: Young = 1.5 to 3 years, and Old = 6 to 9.5 years. Probability of a smaller Wilcoxon T statistic (2-tail) ≤0.05 indicated by an asterisk (*), P > 0.05 indicated by ns. Dashes (-) indicate no apparent vegetation age preference. Refer to Additional file 1 for species names. Samples are from London and Surprise West forest blocks northeast of Walpole, Western Australia, from 2004, 2008, and 2012

From: Wildfire and fire mosaic effects on bird species richness and community composition in south-western Australia

Common nameNumber of sample pairsMean difference in abundance (birds per sample point)P of smaller TVegetation age preference
Tree Martin75.5ns-
Baudin’s Cockatoo104.8ns-
Red Wattlebird82.0*Young
Western Rosella101.6ns-
Western Gerygone71.4ns-
Australian Ringneck70.9ns-
Western Spinebill100.3ns-
Grey Currawong7−0.1ns-
Western Golden Whistler10−0.4ns-
Laughing Kookaburra10−0.5ns-
Australian Raven8−0.5ns-
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike10−0.6ns-
Striated Pardalote8−0.6ns-
Fan-tailed Cuckoo7−0.9ns-
Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo7−1.0ns-
Grey Fantail9−1.3*Old
Inland Thornbill10−1.5ns-
White-browed Scrubwren7−4.1*Old