Avian consumption and seed germination of the hemiparasitic mistletoe Agelanthus natalitius (Loranthaceae)

@article{Okubamichael2010AvianCA,
  title={Avian consumption and seed germination of the hemiparasitic mistletoe Agelanthus natalitius (Loranthaceae)},
  author={Desale Yosief. Okubamichael and Md Zeeshan Rasheed and Megan E. Griffiths and D. Ward},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2010},
  volume={152},
  pages={643-649}
}
We documented avian consumers of the mistletoe Agelanthus natalitius in the field and quantified their effects on seed germination in captive studies. Seven bird species were frequently observed to feed on mistletoe fruits in the field, namely Cape Batis (Batis capensis), Cape White-eye (Zosterops virens), Red-fronted Tinkerbird (Pogoniulus pusillus), Red-winged Starling (Onychognathus morio), Dark-capped Bulbul (Pycnonotus tricolor), Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus) and Village Weaver… CONTINUE READING

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