TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: Rainforest Diversity

Increase in Diversity Toward the Tropics


Greenland 56

Newfoundland 118

New York State 195

Guatemala 469

Colombia 1556

Number of bird species by location using land areas of similar size (adapted from Wilson 1992).

Review questions:
  • What are three types of mimicry?
  • Why is camouflage important?

Continued: Rainforest canopy

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