Figs, malabar giant squirrels, and fruit shortages within two tropical Indian forests

@article{Borges1993FigsMG,
  title={Figs, malabar giant squirrels, and fruit shortages within two tropical Indian forests},
  author={Renee M. Borges},
  journal={Biotropica},
  year={1993},
  volume={25},
  pages={183-190}
}
  • R. Borges
  • Published 1 June 1993
  • Environmental Science
  • Biotropica
The role of figs as a resource for Malabar Giant Squirrels (Ratufa indica) during fruit shortages was investigated in two tropical forests in India. In general, figs were consumed to the greatest extent during lean fruiting periods, yet there was considerable intersquirrel variation in fig consumption during those periods. The importance of figs for a solitary, territorial, sedentary species such as the Giant Squirrel at these sites is limited only to those individuals who have access to figs… 

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