volume 62, issue 2, P339-346 2002
DOI: 10.1590/s1519-69842002000200018
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Abstract: ABSTRACTFigs are a remarkable food resource to frugivores, mainly in periods of general fruit scarcity. Although rainfall was highly seasonal, fruiting was aseasonal, since the monthly proportion of fruiting trees ranged from 4% to 14% (N = 50 trees). I recorded 22 bird species feeding on figs. In the wet season 20 bird species ate figs, while in the dry season 13 did. Parrots were the most important consumers. This group removed 72% and 40% of the figs consumed in the wet and dry seasons, respectively. No bi…

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