EVOLUTIONARY ASPECTS OF FRUIT-EATING BY BIRDS

@article{Snow2008EVOLUTIONARYAO,
  title={EVOLUTIONARY ASPECTS OF FRUIT-EATING BY BIRDS},
  author={D. Snow},
  journal={Ibis},
  year={2008},
  volume={113},
  pages={194-202}
}
SUMMARY In spite of a considerable literature on fruit-eating, the general evolutionary implications of fruit as a source of food for birds have been neglected. A preliminary attempt is made to explore the evolutionary and ecological consequences of fruit-eating, considered as a mutual interaction between parent plant and dispersal agent. The relationship considered is that obtaining between fleshy fruits and the “legitimate” fruit-eating birds which digest the fleshy part of the fruit and… Expand
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