Snakes and forbidden fruits: non-consumptive effects of snakes on the behaviors of frugivorous birds

@article{Breviglieri2016SnakesAF,
  title={Snakes and forbidden fruits: non-consumptive effects of snakes on the behaviors of frugivorous birds},
  author={Crasso Paulo Bosco Breviglieri and Gustavo Quevedo Romero},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={70},
  pages={777-783}
}
Usually, incited by fear, prey try to detect stimuli that announce the presence of predators, which, in turn, must develop strategies to remain imperceptible. Although this relationship traditionally involves the consumption of prey, predators can also affect their prey through predator-induced alterations in foraging, habitat use, or morphology. These alterations in prey traits, resulting from non-consumptive effects, were investigated through different stimuli induced by artificial snakes on… CONTINUE READING
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