Dispersal of Misteltoes by Honeyeaters and Flowerpeckers: Components of Seed Dispersal Quality

@article{Reid1989DispersalOM,
  title={Dispersal of Misteltoes by Honeyeaters and Flowerpeckers: Components of Seed Dispersal Quality},
  author={N. Reid},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={1989},
  volume={70},
  pages={137-145}
}
  • N. Reid
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Ecology
The quality of the seed dispersal performed by a dispersal agent has two components. Disperser efficiency is the probability that a seed dispersed by the vector will lodge in a safe site and germinate. Disperser effectiveness is the proportion of seedlings in a population that any one seed vector is responsible for disseminating. Two birds, the Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis) and the Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum), dispersed the seeds of the host-specific mistletoe… Expand
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