Diet of Phytotoma rutila (Passeriformes: Cotingidae) in the central Monte desert, Argentina

Rios, JM; Zarco, A; Mosca-Torres, ME; Sabat P.

Abstract

Botanical composition of the diet of White-tipped Plantcutter Phytotoma rutila in the central Monte desert from Argentina, was determined by microhistological analysis of excreta. In both sexes, the diet was composed by a high proportion of fruits (26.8%) and leaves (35.6%) from the shrub Lycium tenuispinosum (Solanaceae) and leaves from the tree Prosopis flexuosa (Fabaceae) (26.8%). P rutila is a predominantly folivorous bird with a high consumption of fruit during summer, when these items are abundant, which shows an opportunistic behavior.

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Título según WOS: Diet of Phytotoma rutila (Passeriformes: Cotingidae) in the central Monte desert, Argentina
Título de la Revista: Gayana (Concepción)
Volumen: 78
Número: 1
Editorial: EDICIONES UNIV, CONCEPCION
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 21
Página final: 24
Idioma: Spanish
Notas: ISI