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frugivore

[′frü·ji‚vȯr]
(zoology)
A fruit-eating animal.
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Role des oiseanx frugivores terrestres dans la dynamique forestiere en Guyane francaise.
For example, arthropod biomass positively predicted captures of adult insectivores and Veeries, which, like other seasonal frugivores, also consume arthropods.
The Great Hornbill is a large bodied frugivore, dependent on a fluctuating, patchily available fruit resource, making it vulnerable to extirpation (Terborgh and Winter 1980; Strahl and Grajal 1991; Kannan 1994; Kannan and James 1997, 1999, 2007).
The role of avian frugivores on germination and potential seed dispersal of the Brazilian Pepper Schinus terebinthifolius.
Large frugivores have disappeared from many islands and forest fragments, and their dispersal and the regeneration and restoration of forests is limited by the availability of these seed-dispersing birds to find plants with large seeds.
We categorized all the birds into different species groups, including residents (R), migrants (M), or introduced species (I) by their residency status; and frugivores (FR), granivores (G), insectivores (IN), insectivore-frugivores (IF), omnivores (O), or nectarivores (N) by food type.
Out of one shadow and into another: causes and consequences of spatially contagious seed dispersal by frugivores.
Spatially heterogeneous behavior of the frugivores can thus be an important determinant of recruitment patterns (cf.
Vines dispersed by frugivores tend to colonize the forest interior or small forest gaps.
A study of avian frugivores, bird-dispersed plants, and their interaction in Mediterranean scrublands.
The American Robin was the only thrush species encountered in our shrublands, despite the fact that Catharus thrushes are often the most common frugivores in shrublands, and they typically prefer native fruits (S.
apricots, plums, cherries) that attracts frugivores or a tough, dry pericarp containing nuts ("almonds") that are dispersed by food-hoarding rodents and birds.