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An animal, such as a chimpanzee or fruit bat, that feeds primarily on fruit.

[From frugivorous.]


(Zoology) zoology an animal that feeds primarily on fruit
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ulmifolia, a common species in the Llanos, is consumed by a number of frugivores and has been reported as the most important item in the diet of peccaries (Tayassu spp.
Galapagos has no specialist frugivores and most landbird species have been regarded as granivores (i.
Captures (b) Foraging Total Species guild (a) captures AHY HY Early-successional species Chestnut-sided Warbler I 309 123 186 Common Yellowthroat I 42 26 16 Gray Catbird F 75 39 36 Indigo Bunting I 63 41 22 Early-successional I 520 245 275 insectivores Mature- forest species American Redstart I 58 26 32 Canada Warbler I 41 18 23 Hooded Warbler I 49 34 15 Red-eyed Vireo I 59 51 8 Veery F 68 39 29 Mature-forest insectivores I 440 227 213 Frugivores F 225 136 89 (a) Foraging guilds analyzed were: I = primarily insectivores post-breeding and F = seasonal frugivores.
Fig trees (Ficus), captive elephants, and conservation of hornbills and other frugivores in an Indian wildlife sanctuary.
The presence of frugivores and nectarivores, in particular, may be influenced by drought and other factors that affect flowering and fruiting of plants (Ewert and Askins 1991).
Conservation of large avian frugivores and the management of neotropical protected areas.
camara already occupied 2,000 ha in the Galapagos Islands by 1987, and the absence of specialist frugivores in the islands may reduce the dispersal and invasion velocity of L.
Neighboring secondary forest may retain some forest birds, but the understory insectivores and large frugivores are often lost.
Barbers are mostly frugivores and are important pollinators and seed dispersers.
01) significantly differed between seasons, but not for frugivores (T = 0.
Lekking frugivores, for instance, concentrate their activities in and around lek areas, which may constrain the spatial extent of their fruit-eating and seed dispersal activities (Ryder et al.
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.