Does Conflict Increase When More Species Are Present?

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The title of this chart is, “Does Conflict Increase With More Species on the Feeder?” This is a stacked bar chart with number of species increasing from 1 to 4 on the x-axis and the percentage of clips increasing from 0 to 100% on the y-axis. There are three datasets displayed in each bar: clips where there was at least one displacement, clips where there were no displacements, and clips where there was no agreement on whether there was a displacement or not. The percentage of clips with at least one displacement increases as the number of birds at the feeder increases.

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Reading the Graph: As the number of species at a feeder goes up, do we see more displacements–when one bird attempts to take over the position of another bird? Toggle on and off the different data sets by checking or unchecking the boxes next to the category descriptions to see if you can answer this question or notice any other patterns. Notice the height of the dark green bars as the number of species increases from left to right. The green bar shows the percentage of clips that had at least one displacement. The orange bar shows the percentage of clips that had birds, but no displacements. The blue bar shows the percentage of clips in which there were birds, but those that classified the clip did not agree whether there was a displacement or not.

Want to know more about this graph? Check out this blog post that walks through what it means.

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