Tropical Frugivorous Birds and Their Food Plants: A World Survey

@article{Snow1981TropicalFB,
  title={Tropical Frugivorous Birds and Their Food Plants: A World Survey},
  author={D. Snow},
  journal={Biotropica},
  year={1981},
  volume={13},
  pages={1}
}
  • D. Snow
  • Published 1981
  • Biology
  • Biotropica
A survey is presented of the plant families and genera recorded in the diet of frugivorous birds in the four main tropical forest regions (tropical America, Africa, southeast Asia, Australasia), a distinction being drawn between fruits eaton by specialized frugivores and those eaten by unspecialized, opportunist frugivores. The characteristics of fruits eaten by the two classes of frugivores aro discussed, and available data on their size, composition, and nutritive content are tabulated… Expand
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