The role of phenolic compounds and other plant constituents in feeding by Canada geese in a coastal marsh

  title={The role of phenolic compounds and other plant constituents in feeding by Canada geese in a coastal marsh},
  author={Robert M Buchsbaum and Ivan Valiela and Tony Swain},
We have assessed the relative importance of phenolic compounds, other secondary metabolites, and gross nutrient levels as feeding cues to Canada geese. Phenolic content was the most significant constituent influencing feeding selection by geese. Nutrient content had little or no effect on feeding selection. Correlative data showing the negative influence of plant phenolics on food choices by wild geese were supported by feeding preference tests. Extracts of unpalatable plants inhibited feeding… CONTINUE READING


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