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Table 5 Species with preferences for particular vegetation ages in vegetation types. Young vegetation (Young) ranges from 1.5 to 3 years old, while older vegetation (Old) ranges from 6 to 9.5 years old. Total number of samples in Caldyanup = 4: total number of samples in forest units = 6. Samples are from London, Surprise East, 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 nameYoung vegetation (count of samples)Old vegetation (count of samples)Fisher Exact probability (1-tail)Vegetation age preference
Species preferring either young or old vegetation age and found only in forest (Collis or Lindesay)
 Spotted Pardalote400.03Young
 Western White-naped Honeyeater150.04Old
 White-breasted Robin160.008Old
Species with indications of preference (significant at α = 0.10) for either young or older vegetation age and found only in Caldyanup
 Brown Songlark300.07Young
 Australian Pipit030.07Old
Species with contrasting preferences for vegetation age between Caldyanup and forest vegetation units
 Tree Martin (Caldyanup)320.5No preference
 Tree Martin (forest)040.03Old