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Avian Dispersal of Plants in Panama
- Olson, Storrs L., Blum, Kurt E.
- Ecology 1968 v.49 no.3 pp. 565-566
- Cecropia peltata, birds, digestive tract, fruits, germination, planting, seeds, viability, Panama
- Seeds of various species of plants taken from birds collected in Panama were planted and observed for germination. Viable seeds were found in all parts of the bird digestive tract. Especially preferred by birds were the fruits of Cecropia peltata L. The seeds of this important plant exhibited outstanding viability after having passed through the alimentary canal.