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Habitat-Altitude-Range explained


Montane = Mountains, hills. highlands, below permanent snowline.

Moist Forest can be rain forest or cloud forest

Boreal forest ak Taiga exists as a nearly continuous belt of coniferous trees across North America and Eurasia.


Temperate forest have a moderate climate, most of the trees are deciduous.

Shrubland scrubland, scrub or brush is an area dominated by shrubs, may also including grasses, ferns, herbs and geophytes.

Savanna is grassland with scattered trees and shrubs.

Grassland. an area dominated by grasses with few or no large shrubs or trees.

Heath a area dominated by heathers & other ericaceous plants, may have broom & gorse.

Tropical any area that falls between the tropics, at some point in the year the sun will be directly overhead.

Sub tropical the area next to the tropcics, Mediterranean climate.

Altitude expressed in metres 200 (1,200 - 1,600) 2,000 m.   The bird can be found between 200 & 2,000 m but is more likely to occur between (1,200 - 1,600 m.)

Range give you a list of counrieas, states, counties were the bird is recorded.


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01/03/2008 0000000

25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300



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