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

[From frugivorous.]
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(Zoology) zoology an animal that feeds primarily on fruit
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Considering that this plant species is important at initial phases of ecological succession and very attractive to birds, it is relevant to know that offering more fruits at the neighborhood scale enhances the frequency of bird frugivory events, a knowledge useful for managers aiming to attract frugivores and the seeds they carry to restoration areas where C.
The abundance of large and medium size frugivores increased significantly during La Nina events in comparison to neutral years (Table 1, Fig.
For example, there are florivores, whose diet is primarily obtained from flowers; granivores, birds that eat grains and/or seeds, including nuts; frugivores, birds with diets based on fruits; omnivores, whose diet can consist of both plant and animal components; and nectarivores, who eat mostly nectar.
(1998) Effect of seed passage through vertebrate frugivores' guts on germination: a review.
The Asian elephant is amongst the lop three frugivores of two tree species with easily edible fruit.
Grapes: MPs are secondary metabolites that accumulate early during berry development and likely serve to discourage frugivores (fruit eaters) from eating unripe grapes.
The analysis of feeding guilds indicated that sallying insectivores (F6 = 22.95, P < 0.001), arboreal foliage-gleaning frugivores (F6 = 3.87, P < 0.001) and arboreal foliage-gleaning insectivore/frugivores (F6 = 4.42, P < 0.001) showed a significant difference in habitat selection at different distances from the edge to the interior of the forest.
Bush honeysuckle supports frugivorous birds for a brief period in the fall, but starves the vast majority of our birds, including the fall frugivores, the rest of the year.
The nutrition website says that the main premise is that people are really frugivores, meaning our bodies naturally prefer to eat fruit and leafy greens.