Avian Frugivory and seed dispersal of Batangi in District Haripur, KPk, Pakistan
Received Date: June 08, 2020; Published Date: June 24, 2020
Study was conducted in village chhajjian. A total of 200 birds were recorded to visit the Batangi fruites during the survey belonging to eight species in different localities of district Haripur, as most of these trees were found in village chhajjian so the highest amount of the visitors were recorded in this area. These included three species of Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum, bulbuls, Pycnonotus sp., Common Myna Acridotheres tristis, Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea, White-headed Babbler Turdoides affnis and Small Green-Billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus viridirostris. Highest proportion of feeding visits was contributed by Red whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus (21.3%) also we recorded the yellow and red vented bulbul to forage on these trees.
Keywords: Frugivores; Dispersal; Pyrus pashia