AVIAN FRUGIVORY ON A GAP-SPECIALIST, THE RED ELDERBERRY (SAMBUCUS RACEMOSA)

@inproceedings{Stutchbury2005AVIANFO,
  title={AVIAN FRUGIVORY ON A GAP-SPECIALIST, THE RED ELDERBERRY (SAMBUCUS RACEMOSA)},
  author={B. Stutchbury and Bianca Capuano and G. Fraser},
  year={2005}
}
  • B. Stutchbury, Bianca Capuano, G. Fraser
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Abstract In the temperate zone, few plants produce fruit during the peak of the avian breeding season when arthropods are abundant. This study examined avian frugivory on red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa pubens), a gap-specialist that fruits in late June and early July. First, we videotaped fruiting elderberry plants (n = 67 hr) within a forest to determine which avian species ate elderberry fruit. The birds that fed most frequently on red elderberry fruits were Scarlet Tanagers (Piranga… CONTINUE READING
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