Interactions between birds and fruit in a temperate woodland

  title={Interactions between birds and fruit in a temperate woodland},
  author={Anne E. Sorensen},
The phenology of fruit trees and avian consumption of fruit were examined in Wytham wood, Oxford in 1979–1980. Ripe fruit was available to and fed upon by birds from late August until early May. Observations made on a daily transect indicated that most of the fruit was eaten by tits and thrushes, but the two families differed in the seasonal consumption and species of fruit taken. Tits took fruits of Elder, Bramble, White Bryony, Honeysuckle, Black Bryony, and Woody Nightshade at the beginning… CONTINUE READING
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