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Birds (Aves) as fig eaters

(Life; Embryophyta (plants); Angiospermae (flowering plants); Eudicotyledons; Order: Rosales; Family: Moraceae; Genus: Ficus)

Fig frugivores

Purple-crested Turaco feeding on Ficus burkei near Hluhluwe in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa (November 2019). Photograph Otto Schmidt (Cape Town).


Purple-crested Turaco feeding on Ficus burkei near Hluhluwe in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa (November 2019). Photograph Otto Schmidt (Cape Town).


Green pigeon Duncan Butchart

The African Green Pigeon (Treron calvus) is found from Senegal to east Africa, extending south to southern Africa, where it is fairly common in a wide variety of habitats. It mainly eats fruit, as well as very small quantities of seeds. Photograph Duncan Butchart.

Green pigeon in Ficus sycomorus Duncan Butchart African Green Pigeon feeding on figs of Ficus sycomorus in South Africa. Photograph Duncan Butchart.


Treron calvus (African green-pigeon, Green pigeon) 

African Green Pigeon feeding on Ficus burkei. Photograph Tony Faria.


African Green Pigeon feeding on Ficus natalensis near Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi strip, Namibia (December 2016). Photograph Otto Schmidt (Cape Town).


Black-headed Oriole (Oriolus larvatus) feeding at ripe figs of Ficus abutilifolia (South Africa, Kruger National Park, Mopani Camp). Photographs Alan Manson (Pietermaritzburg).  https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35199346


Schalow's Turaco feeding on Ficus natalensis near Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi strip, Namibia (December 2016). Photograph Otto Schmidt (Cape Town).


Violet-backed Starling feeding on Ficus natalensis near Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi strip, Namibia (December 2016). Photograph Otto Schmidt (Cape Town).


Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird feeding on Ficus natalensis near Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi strip, Namibia (December 2016). Photograph Otto Schmidt (Cape Town).


Black collared Barbet, Umtentweni, Kwazulu-Natal, August 2020, feeding on Ficus sycomorus, BT0T3562 (Photograph Graham McGill).


White eared Barbet, Umtentweni, Kwazulu-Natal, August 2020, feeding on Ficus sycomorus, BT0T3592 (Photograph Graham McGill).


Dark capped Bulbul, Umtentweni, Kwazulu-Natal, August 2020, feeding on Ficus sycomorus, BT0T3539 (Photograph Graham McGill).


Green Pigeon, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, April, feeding on Ficus sycomorus, BT0T6407 (Photograph Graham McGill).


Knysna Turaco, Umtentweni, Kwazulu-Natal, November, feeding on Ficus sycomorus, BT0T3562 (Photograph Graham McGill).


Dark backed Weaver, Umtentweni, Kwazulu-Natal, November, feeding on beetle larvae (Curculionidae) developing inside figs of Ficus sycomorus (Photograph Graham McGill).


Dark backed Weaver, Umtentweni, Kwazulu-Natal, November, feeding on beetle larvae (Curculionidae) developing inside figs of Ficus sycomorus (Photograph Graham McGill).


Dark backed Weaver, Umtentweni, Kwazulu-Natal, November, feeding on beetle larvae (Curculionidae) developing inside figs of Ficus sycomorus (Photograph Graham McGill).


Dark backed Weaver, Umtentweni, Kwazulu-Natal, November, feeding on beetle larvae (Curculionidae) developing inside figs of Ficus sycomorus (Photograph Graham McGill).


Dark backed Weaver, Umtentweni, Kwazulu-Natal, November, feeding on beetle larvae (Curculionidae) developing inside figs of Ficus sycomorus (Photograph Graham McGill).


Credits

Photographs Duncan Butchart or Tony Faria, or Alan Manson (Pietermaritzburg), or Otto Schmidt (Cape Town), or Graham McGill.

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2022. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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