Longer-lived tropical songbirds reduce breeding activity as they buffer impacts of drought

Source: Nature.com

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 24 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0864-3

Climate change impacts on population dynamics will depend on species’ life history strategies. In contrast to short-lived species, longer-lived tropical songbirds reduced reproduction during drought, leading to higher survival and mitigating the effect on long-term population growth.