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Birds (Aves) as fig eaters

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

Fig frugivores

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) 


Photographs Duncan Butchart or Tony Faria.

Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)


Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2019. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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