publication . Article . 2005

Extensive consumption of Tabebuia aurea (Manso) Benth. & Hook. (Bignoniaceae) nectar by parrots in a tecoma savanna in the southern Pantanal (Brazil)

J. Ragusa-Netto;
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  • Published: 01 May 2005
  • Publisher: Instituto Internacional de Ecologia
Abstract
Neotropical parrots forage for various food items such as seeds, fruit pulp, flowers, young leaves, and even arthropods. While foraging, many species wander over large areas that include both open and closed habitats. In this study, I examined parrot foraging activity during a brief synchronous and massive flowering in August 1998 in a tecoma savanna (dominated by Tabebuia aurea) in the southern Pantanal. Six parrot species, ranging from the small Brotogeris chiriri to the large Amazona aestiva, foraged for T. aurea nectar, but Nandayus nenday was by far the major nectar consumer, and the results of each of their visits, like those of the other species, was dama...
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free text keywords: parrots, Pantanal, flowering, Tabebuia aurea, Nandayus nenday, Psitacidae, floração, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Brotogeris chiriri, biology.organism_classification, biology, Amazona aestiva, Dry season, Predation, Ecology, Botany, Foraging, Nectar, Science, Q, Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Zoology, QL1-991, QK1-989
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