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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
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Pollination
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),
AbstractDescribes 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 CitationC. 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.