Tag: Brown Thrasher

PREDATION BY GRAY CATBIRD ON BROWN THRASHER EGGS

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) Science Article 2 abstract The gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) has been documented visiting and breakingthe eggs of artificial nests, but the implications of such observations are unclear because there is little cost in depredating an undefended nest. During the summer of 2001 at Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas, we videotaped a […]

The effect of gut passage by two species of avianfrugivore on seeds of pokeweed, Phytolaccaamericana

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) Science Article 3 abstract Although avian frugivores are known to be important dispersers of seeds of pokeweed, Phytolaccaamericana L., there are no studies that rigorously examine the effect of gut passage through avian frugivores onP. americana seeds. I examined how passage through avian frugivores affected the proportion of P. americana seedsgerminating, […]