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Interactions between fleshy fruits and frugivores in a tropical seasonal forest in Thailand
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To insure the natural seed dispersal process in the Forest, an evaluation of all frugivore groups in the forest is urgently needed in Southeast Asia. Expand
Nest site characteristics of four sympatric species of hornbills in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
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Almost all hornbills nested in cavities in the trunks of at least 13 different genera of living trees, and all four hornbill species used oval to elongated nest entrances, with the Great Hornbill preferring the most elongated entrances. Expand
Dispersal of Aglaia spectabilis, a large-seeded tree species in a moist evergreen forest in Thailand
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Hornbills show high effectiveness in dispersal of this tree species, leading to the conclusion that large-seeded plants having to rely on few large frugivores and therefore on limited disperser assemblages, might be vulnerable to extinction. Expand
Frugivory and seed dispersal by Asian elephants, Elephas maximus, in a moist evergreen forest of Thailand
The Asian elephant Elephas maximus is the only living species of the genus Elephas (Elephantidae) that evolved in Africa c. 5–6 million y ago and migrated into Eurasia (Sukumar 2003). The AsianExpand
Pattern and impact of hornbill seed dispersal at nest trees in a moist evergreen forest in Thailand
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The results suggest that the quality of hornbill seed dispersal might be poor at nest trees due to the highly concentrated seedfall, which results in high seed and seedling mortality. Expand
A botanical inventory of a tropical seasonal forest in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand: implications for fruit–frugivore interactions
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A botanical inventory of a tropical seasonal forest community in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand is provided and about one-third of the plant species identified were vulnerable to extinction because they were mostly dispersed by large frugivores, which were intolerant of human impact. Expand
Aggregated seed dispersal by wreathed hornbills at a roost site in a moist evergreen forest of Thailand
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The quality of hornbill dispersal to this roosting site may be poor due to the highly concentrated seedfall, which results in high seed and seedling mortality and probably serve as agents of seed dispersal in the moist evergreen forest of Khao Yai. Expand
A phylogeny of frugivorous hornbills linked to the evolution of Indian plants within Asian rainforests
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A dated phylogeny of hornbills was constructed using mitochondrial DNA sequences of the cytochrome b gene and discovered that all clades leading to frugivorous Hornbills originated in the mid‐Eocene ∼48 Ma, which coincided with a remarkable floral invasion of Asian rainforests from the Indian microcontinent. Expand
Chaunocephalosis in a Wild Population of Asian Open-billed Storks in Thailand
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The death of storks infected with C. ferox may result from malnutrition due to the loss of absorptive function of the intestine and from the effect of granuloma formation which might interfere with the intestinal peristalsis. Expand
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