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frugivorous

adjective Consuming or subsisting on a diet of fruit; eating or consuming fruit.

frugivorous

fruit-eating.
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Fruit tracking, frugivore satiation, and their consequences for seed dispersal.
The secret life of oilbirds: new insights into the movement ecology of a unique avian frugivore.
Symposium: Pulp truth or fiction: fruit composition, diet choice, the health and performance of avian frugivores and its important conservation implications
However, no specialist frugivores occur in the Galapagos Islands and most landbird species of the archipelago were traditionally considered to be granivores (seed predators) or insectivores (Guerrero and Tye 2009).
The set of traits that characterize the scatter-hoarding seed dispersal syndrome are not as readily identifiable as those common to the frugivore seed-dispersal syndrome (e.
The Veery (Catharus fuscescens) was the only seasonal frugivore analyzed in the mature forest habitat guild.
If the seeds are scatter hoarded in the soil and if a sufficient number of the seeds are neglected, then the cached seeds may experience a higher probability of successful establishment than may seeds dispersed by frugivores.
Not only do palms have structural significance, their seeds and fruits are important food resources for many invertebrates and vertebrates, and some species are considered keystone spec ies for frugivores (e.
01) significantly differed between seasons, but not for frugivores (T = 0.
It is difficult to propose such a hypothesis in the present case since most of the insects located inside the fruit are frugivores, or parasitoids of frugivores that would disperse and be unlikely to protect the subsequent fruit of any particular individual fruit tree (see discussion of larval behavior below).
Vines dispersed by frugivores tend to colonize the forest interior or small forest gaps.