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A comparison of seasonal changes in the pollen loads of nectarivorous marsupials and birds

Wooller, R.D., Russell, E.M., Renfree, M.B. and Towers, P.A. (1983) A comparison of seasonal changes in the pollen loads of nectarivorous marsupials and birds. Wildlife Research, 10 (2). pp. 311-317.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9830311
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Abstract

Pollen loads on nectar-feeding marsupials (Tarsipes) and honeyeater birds were monitored for a year at a site on the south coast of Western Australia. Birds carried more pollen grains than the mammals. Both groups carried the same pollens of the main nectar-producing plants in the area and their pollen loads followed the patterns of flowering. Those Banksia species whose pollen was carried most by vertebrates set most seed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © 1983 CSIRO.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/31613
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