The Secret Life of Oilbirds: New Insights into the Movement Ecology of a Unique Avian Frugivore

@inproceedings{Holland2009TheSL,
  title={The Secret Life of Oilbirds: New Insights into the Movement Ecology of a Unique Avian Frugivore},
  author={Richard A Holland and Martin Wikelski and Franz Kuemmeth and Carlos Bosque},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Steatornis caripensis (the oilbird) is a very unusual bird. It supposedly never sees daylight, roosting in huge aggregations in caves during the day and bringing back fruit to the cave at night. As a consequence a large number of the seeds from the fruit they feed upon germinate in the cave and spoil. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Here we use… CONTINUE READING

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