In 1956 and 1957, Robert H. MacArthur studied the ecology of five species of the genus Setophaga (wood warbler), resulting in contributions to the theory of niche partitioning. MacArthur asserted that the five Setophaga are sympatric species that evolved to occupy separate behavioral niches.

My methodology was designed to allow a direct comparison with the original study, while utilizing current technology and allowing flexibility in the analysis.

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