Can short-billed nectar thieving sunbirds replace long-billed sunbird pollinators in transformed landscapes?

@article{Geerts2016CanSN,
  title={Can short-billed nectar thieving sunbirds replace long-billed sunbird pollinators in transformed landscapes?},
  author={Sjirk Geerts},
  journal={Plant biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={1048-1052}
}
Pollinator specialisation through exploitation barriers (such as long floral tubes) does not necessarily mean a lack of pollination when the favoured pollinator is rare or absent. Theory predicts that suboptimal visitors will contribute to plant reproduction in the absence of the most effective pollinator. Here I address these questions with Chasmanthe floribunda a long-tubed plant species in the Cape Floristic Region, which is reliant on one species of pollinator, the long-billed Malachite… CONTINUE READING
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