Resource abundance and frugivory in two manakin species (Aves: Pipridae) inhabiting a reforested area in Colombia

Juan A. Morales-Betancourt, Gabriel J. Castaño-Villa, FRANCISCO ENRIQUE FONTURBEL RADA

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Abstract

Coexistence of closely related species is a central issue in community ecology, and those species are expected to present niche differentiation, particularly when resources become scarce (GarcA-a & Arroyo 2005). Hence, resource abundance and diet differences might be playing a key role in determining species coexistence (Chapman & Rosenberg 1991, Stevenson et al. 2000). Trophic niche differentiation in frugivorous birds could be driven by fruit selection, morphology, behaviour (Moermond & Denslow 1983, 1985) and the spatiotemporal resource dynamics (Blake & Loiselle 1991, Saracco et al. 2005, Solérzano et al. 2000).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-514
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Tropical Ecology
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2012

Keywords

  • frugivory
  • Manacus manacus
  • Melastomataceae
  • native species reforestation
  • Pipra erythrocephala
  • Rubiaceae
  • spatial association

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