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22 March 2022 Two new food items in the diet of the Aztec Thrush (Ridgwayia pinicola) and first evidence of florivory
Ubaldo Márquez-Luna, Sergio Díaz-Infante, Carlos Lara
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The Aztec Thrush (Ridgwayia pinicola) is an understudied species. Many aspects of its basic biology are unknown, including its food and foraging preferences. Here, we describe observations of Aztec Thrush consuming fruits of the tree Ilex brandegeeana and flowers of the bromeliad Tillandsia bourgaei in the pine-oak forest of the highlands of Jalisco in western Mexico. These observations provide information about the diet of this species and its possible ecological role in regenerating and structuring processes of this forest.

Ubaldo Márquez-Luna, Sergio Díaz-Infante, and Carlos Lara "Two new food items in the diet of the Aztec Thrush (Ridgwayia pinicola) and first evidence of florivory," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 133(3), 518-522, (22 March 2022). https://doi.org/10.1676/21-00063
Received: 2 June 2021; Accepted: 1 October 2021; Published: 22 March 2022
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KEYWORDS
Aquifoliaceae
bromeliad
flower consumption
thrushes
Turdidae
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