Who really ate the fruit? A novel approach to camera trapping for quantifying frugivory by ruminants

  title={Who really ate the fruit? A novel approach to camera trapping for quantifying frugivory by ruminants},
  author={S Narendra Prasad and Andre Pittet and Raman Sukumar},
  journal={Ecological Research},
Tropical forest ruminants disperse several plants; yet, their effectiveness as seed dispersers is not systematically quantified. Information on frequency and extent of frugivory by ruminants is lacking. Techniques such as tree watches or fruit traps adapted from avian frugivore studies are not suitable to study terrestrial frugivores, and conventional camera traps provide little quantitative information. We used a novel time-delay camera-trap technique to assess the effectiveness of ruminants… 
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