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1 December 2002 Massive Seed Predation of Pseudobombax grandiflorum (Bombacaceae) by Parakeets Brotogeris versicolurus (Psittacidae) in a Forest Fragment in Brazil
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Here we report massive seed predation of Pseudobombax grandiflorum (Bombacaceae) by Botogeris versicolurus (Psittacidae) in a forest fragment in Brazil. The intensity of seed predation was very high when compared to other studies in continuous forest, perhaps resulting from a scarcity of resources in such areas. This scarcity may limit the range of parrot’s diet to a few plant species. It suggests that studies of Psittacidae seed predation may be important for conservation of some plants in fragments.

Mercival Roberto Francisco, Vitor de Oliveira Lunardi, and Mauro Galetti "Massive Seed Predation of Pseudobombax grandiflorum (Bombacaceae) by Parakeets Brotogeris versicolurus (Psittacidae) in a Forest Fragment in Brazil," BIOTROPICA 34(4), (1 December 2002). https://doi.org/10.1646/0006-3606(2002)034[0613:MSPOPG]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 December 2002
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