Georgia Natural History Exam 2

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  1. Painted bunting
  2. Whippoorwill
  3. Chuck-will's widow
  4. Flatwoods salamander
  5. Coral Snake
  6. Scarlet snake
  7. Hognose snake
  8. Eastern Glass Lizard
  9. Diamondback rattlesnake
  10. Indigo Snake
  11. Gopher tortoise
  12. What is a Keystone species?
    disproportionate effect on community than expected by abundance.
  13. What are the three categories of keystone species?
    • predator
    • pollinator
    • agent disturbance (ecosystem engineer)
  14. Who developed the concept of keystone in the 1960's?
    R.T. Paine of the University of Washington
  15. What is the world's largest beaver dam.
    • Wood Buffalo National Park in Aberta, Canada
    • 835 miles
  16. What are some examples of keystone species?
    • Sea otters in Alaska
    • Beavers
    • Bison
  17. Chimney swift
  18. Barred owl
  19. Northern Cardinal
  20. Tufted Titmouse
  21. What are cavity nesting birds?
    • 30 species in GA
    • Chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, woodpeckers
    • Require dead trees nest
  22. What is the relationship between altruism and inclusive fitness?
    Altruism & inclusive fitness









    •  Some birds appear “altruistic” (titmice, gulls,
    • jays, et. al.)

    •  Typically manifested  helpers aid raising
    • young

    •  Helpers typically older siblings
    •  Not really altruismshared genes

    represents “inclusive fitness”

     By helping raise siblings, individuals send their gens into next generation
  23. Yellow-Romped warbler
  24. Red-tailed hawk
  25. Yellow-bellied sapsucker
  26. Red-bellied woodpecker
  27. Ceder waxwing
  28. Brown thrasher
  29. Eastern towhee
  30. Carolina Wren

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