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RESEARCH LITERATURE

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Interactions between hummingbirds and butterflies at a Hamelia patens bush

Author(s): C. D. Thomas, P. M. Lackie, M. J. Brisco and D. N. Hepper

Month: Jun
Year: 1986

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Biotropica
Volume: 18
Issue: 2
Pages: 161-165

Article Topic(s): Pollination
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),

Abstract

Describes the behavior of a territorial hummingbird, Euperusa eximia, when guarding a Hamelia patens bush. The hummingbird guards H. patens only in poor weather, when there are fewer butterflies to compete with.

Suggested Citation

C. D. Thomas, P. M. Lackie, M. J. Brisco and D. N. Hepper. "Interactions between hummingbirds and butterflies at a Hamelia patens bush." Biotropica 18.2 (1986): 161-165.

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